Halloween is fast approaching but coronavirus will make this traditionally sociable time very different for 2020.
And Gloucestershire police has issued an early warning as people start to plan how they can still have fun, but be safe and responsible during the pandemic.
Officers have said to anyone thinking of going trick or treating that there should be ‘no knocking on doors’ this halloween.
Instead, it has backed a treasure hunt twist on the usual Halloween activities.
This will see people putting out a pumpkin, or a display, at their homes and parents can take their children out and about and reward their little ones when they find one.
Police said on twitter: “Halloween 2020, Covid -19 restrictions: Most families will be doing a treasure hunt style Halloween this year.
“We support this.
“Put out a pumpkin or display as normal and parents can reward their own children with a treat for each one found.
“No knocking on doors please.”
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In Gloucester, the Friends of Abbeymead Primary School, are already looking for people with decorated homes for their pumpkin trail map from Saturday, October 31 to Sunday, November 1.
Displays must be contactless and the Friends can be contacted at email@example.com.
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