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How to celebrate Halloween safely this year


Traditional Halloween activities, such as trick or treating, parties and other gatherings, all risk spreading Covid-19 further and are prohibited under the current Wales firebreak lockdown rules.

Newport Council is urging residents to forego the traditional Halloween activities this year by celebrating safely from their own homes and not meeting anyone, either indoors or outside, that are not part of their household.

It is unfortunate that so many events have been impacted by coronavirus this year and Halloween is no exception.  The fire-break restrictions are in place to help keep the virus under control and it is vitally important to follow the rules.

There are plenty of alternatives to keep youngsters busy – and safe – at home. These include;

  • Pumpkin carving – why not find a tutorial online to carve the best pumpkin and share on social media.
  • Hosting a virtual Halloween party.
  • Having a spooky-themed treasure hunt in the home.
  • Watching a scary movie with your household.

Gwent police have created a downloadable activity pack which can be found on their website.

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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