This year if Parents decide to ignore the fire break restrictions and take their children Trick or Treating, they could face a fine at confirmed by the Welsh Government.
The Welsh National Lockdown
From 6pm on Friday 23rd October 2020 the whole of Wales will enter a National Lockdown, being called a 'fire break' period to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and everyone is once again being asked to stay home, and save lives.
These lockdown restrictions will be in place from 6pm Friday 23rd October until 12.01am Monday 9th November 2020 and it's vital that we all make our own contribution and play our part to help make this a success.
This means that Halloween night on 31st October, when thousands of families enjoy getting the kids and sometimes the grown up all dress up and head out to trick and treat around their neighbourhood will be right in the middle of this lockdown period.
So it quite simply if any Parents choose to ignore the new restrictions they will new breaking the law and will face the consequence of fines if they head out Trick or Treating.
What the 5 Main Restrictions that will be in Place are:
- People must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- People must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
- Certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
- Secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools, Special Schools and childcare settings will remain open.
- Face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis
The Consequences If You Break these New Laws:
- You may be told to go home or removed from where you are and returned home.
- You could have to pay a fixed penalty notice of £60. This will rise to £120 for the second breach
- Or you could have criminal proceedings brought against you, and if found guilty, you will have to pay a fine of a higher value.
Ideas of How to Still have Family Fun for Halloween
It is a shame that this year the children are going to miss out on Trick or Treating, but there is plenty of things that you can do as a Family at home to still celebrate Halloween such as:
- Dress up and get your Face Painted, if no costumes wrap up as Toilet Roll Mummies as we are sure every household has some spare toilet roll this year lol!
- Decorate your home to make it Spooky and full of Halloween Fun
- Carve Pumpkins together
- Have a Family Halloween House Party (with just your household and no additional guests)
- Hold a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Build a Halloween Den or Tunnel in the Garden or around the house
- Play Halloween Games
- Bake some Yummy Halloween Recipes together
- Enjoy making some Halloween Crafts
- Read Halloween Books
- Make Witch or Zombie Slime
- Watch Family Halloween Movies
Most importantly as Parents don’t get hung up over not going trick or treating, it is what it is and nothing we can do to change it.
What every you manage to do to celebrate Halloween with your children will be enough, because after all you will be giving your little one your time and attention xx
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