The government has confirmed that trick or treating is allowed this Halloween, depending on local COVID-19 restrictions.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:
“The rules are those which apply to household mixing in general.
“And what that means in practice is, if you’re in a ‘Very High’ alert level then you cannot mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces.
“If you’re in a ‘High’ COVID alert level then the rule of six applies in private gardens and outdoor spaces but households must not mix indoors.
“And in terms of the ‘Medium’ alert level, you can meet indoors and outdoors in groups of no more than six people.
“The rules are there for all circumstances and people will have to use their common sense in ensuring they are following the rules.”
Police in some areas of the country that are under VERY HIGH restrictions have said that trick or treating is banned. These areas include the North West of England.
With Herefordshire under MEDIUM restrictions, trick or treating is unlikely to be banned, but people must follow the rule of six.