Halloween at Home 2020

23rd October 2020

Ideas for a Safe Halloween 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions in place in the North East, Halloween traditions may look a little different this year. 
Anything that increases contact between multiple families is increasing people’s risk and could spread the virus further. So, this year we are asking families to get creative with their celebrations.

  •  Don’t hold a party in your home with people outside your household or support bubble. 
  •  Traditional trick-or-treating is strongly discouraged due to the challenges of maintaining social distancing and the risk of sharing food and sweets. 

However, here are some ideas for safer, alternative ways to enjoy Halloween:
In the home

  •  Hold a Halloween treasure hunt within your household 
  •  Host a virtual party with themed games and music 
  •  Watch a scary movie with the family 
  •  Carve pumpkins 
  •  Make your own Halloween costumes 


  •  Give your own doorstep a spooky makeover or craft a pumpkin 
  •  Walk from house-to-house admiring Halloween decorations 
  •  The rule of six applies when outside but if you do meet other families, remember to keep a 2m distance from anyone you do not live with. 
  •  Wear a face covering if you can 
  •  Take sweets with you to share amongst your own household and give them out every time you spot some decorations 
  •  Don’t trick or treat – knocking on people’s doors and sharing sweets is not recommended. 
  •  Take hand sanitiser with you and use it if you need to 
  •  Wash your hands with soap and water once you get home
  •  If you, or someone in your family, is self-isolating please stay at home this year.