The government of Scotland asked families to avoid guising this year as this might spread coronavirus.
The risk of children getting infected is high since they actively take part in the tradition. Keeping this in mind, the Scottish government has ordered to avoid the act of guising.
Children dressing up and going door-to-door on Halloween has been a longtime tradition in western families. However, The deputy first minister has said that the move is necessary to ensure children’s safety. hence, restrictions in gathering must be adhered to at all costs.
Additional avoidable risk
“I know trick or treating is a big part of Halloween, and children will be sad to miss out. Still, as the door-to-door guising brings an additional and avoidable risk of spreading the virus, our clear advice for families to avoid it”, said John Swinney in a statement released by the government.
“Under the present restrictions, it is not possible to meet up indoors or in large group sizes outdoors, so the safest thing to do this year is to stay at home,” said Jhon Swinny.
The government requested that children can still get dressed and share jokes with their families even if guising is not allowed this Halloween. The Parent club guidance has released some creative ideas and fun games that can be enjoyed at home with the family. To enjoy a safe celebration at home, this can be done.
“Adapting alternative celebrations and sticking to the rules in place can go a huge way of ensuring everyone’s safety,” said Jhon Swinney.
Advice on the Parent Club website suggests different ways for families and children to have a safe Halloween. These ideas include party games, fancy dress for kids, and storytelling.
The Bonfire tradition is an essential element of the Halloween tradition. People gather around the fire and celebrate.
Now, the Scottish government has also released guidelines for Bonfire night. These include small group sizes around Bonfire. Social distancing must be carried out a all costs. The government also released facts precautions to reduce the temptation for people to hold gatherings. The back gardens can be a place in displaying fireworks.
“On Bonfire night, it is vital that the public adheres to the rules on meeting up with other households to help stop the spread of coronavirus,” said the First minister John Swinney expressed. “If you do plan on using fireworks this Bonfire Night, please do so responsibly and safely,” he added.
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