Police advice for this Halloween is outlined below
- For the vast majority, Halloween and Bonfire Night is great fun and a time to celebrate with friends and family, but for some elderly and vulnerable people, or those living alone, some people’s behaviour can be intimidating.
- At this time of year there is often an increase in the number of calls police receive relating to anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, which can distress and worry many residents. As in previous years, police will again have an increased number of officers on duty and will be carrying out extra high visibility patrols to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
- Halloween will be different this year, so please stick to safer ways of having fun (pumpkin carving, staying with household, film night, at-home fancy dress etc)
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or you have been told to self-isolate, you should not participate in any in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out sweets to “trick-or-treaters”
South Yorkshire Police