Public health bosses in Leicester have said it is not a good idea for people to trick or treat during lockdown.
Hallowe’en is approaching, but there are concerns that this year the tradition could lead to the further spread of the disease in the city and people breaking the Rule of Six restrictions on social gatherings.
Leicester City Council’s consultant in public health Rob Howard told LeicestershireLive he did not want to spoil anyone’s fun but urged people to find other ways of celebrating the run-up to October 31 – potentially online.
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He said “I really don’t think it is a good idea.
“First of all who are you going to do it with – it’s outside, is it a group of six but you are knocking on peoples doors and they are answering them unnecessarily.
“They might be a vulnerable person.
“It doesn’t feel like a good idea and I’d advise against it.”
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