As we prepare for the spookiest night of the year Norfolk County Council have asked children and families to celebrate Halloween safely.
Unfortunately, traditional trick or treating isn’t advised this year due to the increased risk of virus transmission that comes from common touch points like doorbells, knockers and sweet containers, as well as increased close contact with crowds of people.
There are many alternatives that mean you can still enjoy a memorable evening, including:
- Be creative: carve a pumpkin and create a pumpkin trail where you live so everyone can join in without knocking on doors.
- Be virtual: host an online party with decorations, fancy dress and themed food. Play Halloween games, bake Halloween treats or tell spooky stories.
- Be social: take pictures of your spooky costumes and activities to share on social media.
- Be colourful: dress up the outside of your house with Halloween decorations for you and your neighbours to enjoy.
- Be greedy! Buy your own sweets to give to your children so they don’t miss out.
Leader of Norfolk County Council and Chair of the Norfolk Covid-19 Engagement Board, Andrew Proctor, said: “Across the country and across Norfolk, the cases of coronavirus in the community around us are increasing. We must all do our bit to keep the spread as controlled as possible, and part of that means finding new ways to do things.
“There’s no reason not to have fun on Halloween but this year is one to celebrate at home to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. We know this will have an impact on future events such as Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday but as things currently stand it’s best for everyone.”
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