Council calls on Swindon people to make their Halloween covid-safe

By Barrie Hudson - 23 October 2020


Trick-or-treating, apple bobbing and partying in groups of six or more should be off this year's Halloween agenda.

That is among the latest public safety advice from Swindon Borough Council.

Revellers are also being cautioned not to swap their face masks for the ones usually worn at this time of year, as they offer no protection against covid.

However, the council has plenty of suggestions for other activities:

- Take part in one of the community scarecrow trails that have been set up around Swindon - there’s one in Redhouse and Oakhurst, as well as, Ramleaze and Shaw

- Carve or decorate a pumpkin and make pumpkin pie with the guts 

- Have a scavenger hunt in your back garden for everyone in your household 

- Watch a spooky movie 

- Make your own Halloween decorations and sweet treats

People deciding to leave their homes for the celebration are advised: 

- Remember "Hands. Face. Space." Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, wear a?face covering indoors and stay two metres away from people you do not live with

- Keep to the Rule of Six when meeting people both indoors and outdoors 

- If you have covid-19, have any of the symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, you must self-isolate 

- If you plan to travel outside of Swindon to celebrate Halloween, make sure you have checked the alert level of the area you are visiting, as restrictions could be different.


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