HALLOWEEN 2020 will be celebrated differently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual celebration of all things scary is expected to run in line with current social distancing laws such as the "rule of six".
When is Halloween 2020?
Halloween always falls on October 31 of each year.
This year's current fright night set for Saturday October 31, 2020.
How can you celebrate Halloween this year?
Halloween 2020 will be celebrated differently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Outings may face being abandoned this year by children in large parts of the UK because of local lockdown restrictions over coronavirus – meaning trick or treating will not be allowed for many children.
There is currently a debate around trick or treating, with families polarised on whether it trick-or-treating was worth the possible risk of infection.
Downing Street stopped short ofruling out trick or treating – and said the "rules were clear".
A No.10 spokesman said: “The rules are clear in terms of household mixing, and are dependent on whether you’re in a local lockdown area or not.
"We are clear that everybody needs to follow the rule of six to ensure we can control and try to reduce the spread of the virus.
"The guidance is clear in terms of what we’re asking the public to do, making sure they abide by the rule of six, and making sure that they continue to wash their hands and try to socially distance where possible, and use mitigation where that isn’t possible."
In other areas not yet affected by such extra limits, any Halloween groups will still have to be small, with children included in the “rule of six”.
It could potentially limit roaming fancy-dressed gangs to no more than four people, including accompanying adults, in case two people open the door.
According to Metro, Dr Giuseppe Aragona, MD and medical advisor at Prescription Doctor, says trick or treating is ‘safe, however within reason" but warned people that "correct precautions must be taken".
He said: "The risks are, of course, your children coming into contact with someone who has Covid-19 but perhaps does not know and then the children bringing this back to their household and potentially infecting other family members, especially those who are elderly."
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