The current COVID-19 restrictions mean we'll all be celebrating Halloween a little differently this year.
The rule of 6 applies outdoors, so you must not meet up in groups of more than 6, and you cannot meet indoors with anyone from outside your household or support bubble.
Remembering the Hands, Face, Space guidance is vital - regular hand washing, wearing a face covering and maintaining a 2 metre distance from those not in your household or support bubble will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Kingston safe. If you develop any coronavirus symptoms - a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss of smell or taste, you must self-isolate immediately and arrange a free test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 - even if this means a disappointing end to your Halloween plans.
Following these rules is the only way to protect yourself, and your friends and family.
There are many free online activities out there for both children and adults. You can organise a Halloween treasure hunt within your own household, host a virtual party with themed games and music, do a Halloween quiz online, watch a scary movie with the family, check out a Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail or decorate your own house and organise a spooky trail, avoiding face-to-face contact.
Pumpkins aren’t just scary, they’re also a great source of vitamins A and C, iron and riboflavin! Why not use yours to make soup, curry, bread or a cake? Not only will they taste great but you’ll also be helping reduce food waste. Please remember to put any leftovers in your food waste caddy so they can be turned into electricity!
We need to do everything we can to stop rates in Kingston from continuing to increase. Following all advice is the best way we can protect those we care about, our schools, hospital and healthcare services. Please help us to Keep Kingston Safe. Keep up to date on the latest information.