Halloween and Fireworks
Stay alert and stay safe
From Thursday 5 November, new national restrictions will be in place and therefore it is vital that we all continue to play our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus. If you are celebrating fireworks night this year, you should continue to follow government guidance.
In line with Department of Public Health advice we would encourage you to stay at home this Halloween. Unfortunately, Halloween traditions like trick or treating could put you and your family at risk. Although our local Covid alert level remains at medium, it is vital that we all continue to play our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect our loved ones.
- fireworks can hurt and frighten people and animals – always follow the firework code
- always supervise children around fireworks and never give sparklers to a child under 5.
It's an offence to:
- sell adult fireworks to anyone under 18
- have adult fireworks in a public place if you are under 18
- have fireworks meant for a professional display
- let off fireworks after 11pm and before 7am, except on Bonfire Night (allowed up to midnight), New Year’s Eve, Diwali and the Chinese New Year (all allowed up to 1am).
You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to 6 months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90.
Please only call 999 in an emergency. You can report a non-urgent incident or crime online
Alternatively, you can visit our advice pages for information and guidance on a range of issues.