People who may be thinking about taking part in Halloween this year are being urged to celebrate the night in a safe and responsible way.
As concerns continue about rising Covid-19 infection rates both nationally and locally, children and families are being urged by all agencies in Cumbria to enjoy alternatives to traditional trick or treating on 31 October.
Colin Cox, Cumbria’s Director of Public Health, said: “We want to ensure people enjoy themselves this Halloween in a safe way that protects everyone from the spread of Coronavirus.
“Halloween is popular with children and families and we understand the importance this annual event has to some, but this year we’re encouraging people to make some slight changes to their celebrations to stay safe and to protect their families and neighbours.
“Follow the government guidance: Stick to the rule of six, indoors and outdoors - remembering school bubbles do not apply outside school. Maintain social distancing, wear a face covering in any busy place, inside or out, and wash your hands regularly. Remember to take hand sanitiser if you go out.
“If people do go out with their children, we would ask that they do so to view their neighbours’ Halloween decorations rather than knocking on doors, or collecting sweets from communal bowls.