A New Seasonal Offence?

October 22, 2020, By

Usually this time of year, the seasonal offences that we hear about and deal with are those related to arson and fireworks. In the midst of this crazy year, we have another seasonal offence to add to the list.

We know Halloween parties with anybody outside our households are a no-go.

What about Trick or Treating?

Among the ever-changing guidance and local restrictions, we are glad that the important question on many children’s, and parents’ minds, has been answered.

In areas where harsher local restrictions are in place, it may well be the case that Trick or Treating is banned. Parents may be fined if they are found with groups of children that exceed the ‘Rule of Six’.

As it stands currently, in Greater Manchester groups of up to 6 are allowed to meet up outdoors.

An article by Proper Manchester earlier this month quoted the Department for Health and Social Care:

In parts of England not in local lockdown, one parent could potentially take up to four kids out, as long as no more than one person answers the door to bring the total number of people over six.

So, let’s hope there are more treats than tricks this Halloween. We’ve had enough frights this year, don’t you think?

On the plus side, the trick or treaters may already have a spooky mask on, so their style won’t get cramped!