Lancashire County Council issues trick-or-treat warning ahead of Halloween

With Halloween only a matter of days away, council officials are appealing to those looking forward to dressing up and visiting neighbours to avoid going door-to-door this year.

Monday, 26th October 2020, 9:27 am
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 10:04 am

The light-hearted social media post, warns of the potential dangers of trick-or-treat buckets, calling them a "cauldron of germs".

This latest warning comes after Lancashire Resilience Forum, which co-ordinates the county's measures, ruled out community events for the remainder of 2020.

Annual celebrations, including Bonfire Night displays, Remembrance Sunday commemorations and Christmas lights switch-ons were also banned to help combat the pandemic.

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"Lancashire is currently in the 'very high' Covid alert level so it's illegal to socialise with people outside your household or support bubble, in a private home or garden.

"You could still carve pumpkins and give your doorstep a spooky makeover, or dress up and watch a scary movie at home.

"Please celebrate safely this year and say boo to the bugs this."

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