Halloween this year may be a bit different, with government guidelines in place regarding Covid-19 which include the rule of six and the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants.
Lincolnshire Police have said that everyone should consider the current Covid guidelines this Halloween to ensure everyone has a safe night.
In a statement from Lincolnshire Police, Chief Inspector Pat Coates said: “We hope that anyone who chooses to celebrate Halloween has a safe and enjoyable one, albeit one that may be different from those they’ve experienced in previous years.
“The main thing is to remember the guidelines and laws around Covid, which are all there to help keep people safe and reduce infection rates of the virus. Halloween is no different to what you should be practicing on a daily basis.”
“Follow the Public Health guidance and make sure you are doing everything possible to minimise the spread of the virus: observe social distancing, wear face coverings where stipulated and regularly wash your hands.”
Lincolnshire Police have said that communities in Lincolnshire have generally followed the guidance so far.
“For us as a police service, our approach is very much the same as it has been since the start of the pandemic – we will engage, explain and encourage in the first instance, and enforce if and when people fail to comply.
“Generally, we’ve found our communities in Lincolnshire have so far been following guidance and we hope that continues and wish everyone who is celebrating Halloween a very safe and happy one.”
Due to the guidance, activities such as trick-or-treating and Halloween parties are not likely to go ahead this year, but there are other Covid safe Halloween themed events taking place.
There are lots of safe Halloween events happening in Lincoln, which include a “MonsterVillian Safari” around Lincoln, the “St Marks Pumpkin Hunt” at St Marks Shopping Centre and an “Uphill Lincoln Pumpkin Trail.”
There are also Ghost Walks which take place in the city all year round and run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum provides further advice on how communities can stay safe this Halloween.