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Halloween advice

This year we’re asking everyone, whatever they are doing for Halloween, to take extra care I this Tier 1 area. Follow the Rule of six, wear a face covering when appropriate, wash your hands regularly and make space.

Sorry... No trick or treat this Halloween.

Due to the ‘rule of six’ which applies indoors and outdoors, gatherings that exceed this limit, such as traditional Halloween parties and social events, cannot take place this year.  

Police and partner agencies ask trick-or-treaters to follow Tier 1 guidelines or to consider alternative ways to enjoy Halloween at home.

Remember that some people, particularly if elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by strangers knocking at their door during the evening - even more so during the coronavirus pandemic.

Print this poster and display on your home, or on the homes of your vulnerable neighbours or relatives if you'd rather not have callers at your door.

Halloween at home – alternatives to trick or treating for families and young children

  • Organise a Halloween themed scavenger hunt around your house or garden.

  • Arrange a virtual fancy dress party online and invite your friends and family.

  • Out-boo your neighbours and have a window decorating competition.

  • Get creative in the kitchen. Go online to find the recipes for spooky snacks.

  • Decorate your living room and create your own scary cinema.

  • Play Halloween inspired games with your friends and family.

  • Try safely carving a pumpkin and share images with your friends.

Have fun and stay safe this Halloween

Please note: If you want to link to this page, use the short cut: www.dorset.police.uk/halloween