Coronavirus means Halloween will be very different across the UK this year.
Here’s our guide to what you can and cannot do and where you can do it – a lot depends on where you live.
Deception or treatment is forbidden for anyone who lives under Level 3 restrictions, Which shortens meetings in private outdoor spaces, including front gardens.
If you are in a Level 1 area, you can trick or treat under the rule of six, which means if you go and knock on someone’s door, you cannot enter if there are more than six people around.
Within level 2, you cannot socialize with others inside someone’s home so you have to stand outside for trick or treat.
The prime minister’s spokesperson this week urged people to use common sense.
Northern Ireland is in a national lockdown for four weeks, so indoor parties are out.
Wobbling on apples has also been banned, according to Dr. Jerry Waldron, Head of Health Protection at the Public Health Agency (PHA).
“We do not recommend imitating apples bobbing this year or going outside to trick or treat within the community. These are not safe practices this year (because) they increase the risks,” he said.
“Sharing food and sweets can also cause a spread Covid-19 virus. Face-to-face interactions with older and vulnerable neighbors can put them at risk. “
The official advice is to only celebrate with your family members this year, as families have been banned from mingling with a new set of guidelines that are due on Monday.
There are additional measures in the Central Belt of Scotland, including the closure of bars and restaurants.
Deputy Prime Minister John Sweeney urged people to avoid activities that “increase the likelihood of the virus spreading.”
He said Guising, a Scottish form of trick-or-treating, in which children have to chant a song, poem, or joke before being rewarded, fell into this category.
“Going door to door, passing sweets, touching things that others have touched, all give an opportunity to spread COVID.
“So our advice for Halloween is to stay home … Don’t take risks for one night, it’s really not worth it.”
Comes in the middle of a 17 days insurance, Halloween will look very different in Wales this year.
It is not permitted to meet people from other homes, either indoors or outdoors. So, no parties, no trick-or-treaters.
People are only allowed to leave their homes for limited reasons, including playing sports, obtaining basic supplies, providing care or medication, and enrolling in schools that open after half the semester.
A government spokesman said: “We are asking people to stay home during the fire outbreak to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and help save lives.”
Public Health Wales has asked people to “not participate in scams or conventional treatment that could put yourself and others in danger and violate current guidelines that may lead to a fine.”
The pumpkin picking continues this year, provided social distancing is maintained.
The bars may be open, depending on the region you live in, and while some of the big annual Halloween events have been canceled, including the annual Paisley Halloween Festival, many will continue – but with the COVID-safe measures in place.
Homeowners can help make the trick-or-treat safer by leaving candy on the doorstep and children by avoiding the homes of the elderly or sick.
There is widespread acceptance that bouncing apples is a bad idea during a pandemic, wherever you are.
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