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Devon & Cornwall Police – Halloween advice

This year we’re asking people to celebrate Halloween at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Sorry… No trick, or treat, meet or greet 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 are encouraging trick-or-treaters to stay at home in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Some people, particularly if elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by strangers knocking at their door during the evening – even more so during a global pandemic.

No Trick Or Treat Poster

Print the above poster and display on your home, or on the homes of your vulnerable neighbours or relatives.

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 you tried the Halloween puzzle?

Halloween Social Media Pic