Stay safe this Halloween.
Many traditions such as trick or treating are to be avoided due to restrictions that are currently in place across all of the county of West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to stay safe this Halloween amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Following on from Government guidance, West Yorkshire was put into Tier 2 ‘High’ Covid Alert category, mixing of households and social distancing measures are currently in place, and police are urging the public to enjoy the festivities at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
“This year, trick or treating is not encouraged, but there are lots of activities families can do at home and to keep them safe.”
Typically this time of year tends to be the busiest period of the year for the police and last year West Yorkshire Police received nearly 1,800 999 calls on 31 October, and just over 4,000 contacts overall.
“As we all know things can change quite rapidly, so please ensure you are keeping an eye on Government announcements and the local guidance on the .Gov.uk website so you can keep up to date on Covid restrictions as well as guidance
“For anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour or clear breaches of the restrictions in place I would urge they contract West Yorkshire Police. But most of all, it continues to be about using common sense, thinking of others and following the local guidance so that we can all be as safe as possible, thank you.”
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Police’s plea for people to act responsibly.
“If you are celebrating please be respectful of your neighbours and your community – remember, we’re all in this together. Please also remember that the handling of fireworks is best left to the professionals. Please don’t risk injury or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in fighting the pandemic.
Any incidents of anti-social behaviour can be reported online via the West Yorkshire Police website, please visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us
999 should always be used in an emergency, where there is a danger to life or crime in progress.
Stay Safe This Halloween
- Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
- Decorate your household or living space
- Have a trick or treat hunt with your household members in your home
- Bake some Halloween treats
- Carve and decorate pumpkins and display them in your windows
- Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
- Have a virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest