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Can Families Go Trick or Treating in Tameside 2020?

a child holding a pumpkin
26 Oct 2020

Tameside Council has provided advice and a few tricks to help local families celebrate Halloween safely for 2020. 

With the introduction on of Tier 3 Very High Alert restrictions for Tameside and Greater Manchester as of 00:01 Friday 23 October, Tameside Council has provided advice on what Halloween activities will be allowed. 

Under the new Tier 3 restrictions households must not mix in any indoor setting, private gardens or outdoor public venues unless they are part of your support bubble. Residents should also not gather in groups of more than six people in outdoor public spaces such as parks.

Can Families Trick and Treat Halloween 2020? 

With the  Tameside Council have urged that families to not go trick or treating or gather for Halloween Parties. 

To help families still celebrate, Tameside Culture has organised a fun Spellbound audio trail in Stamford Park, along with a magical live Zoom theatre performance and a host of wicked craft ideas. 

Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “As with almost everything this year – we are all having to think differently about how we can have fun and celebrate our cultural calendar of events while staying safe and doing our bit to protect others too.

“We have lots of lovely ideas for how families can enjoy Halloween – they can still put on their fancy dress to head off on the spooky trail in Stamford Park or watch the live online theatre performance. But please don’t risk household to household transmission of covid by trick or treating or gathering for parties. This is clearly not the right thing to do in these current times and our priority has to be to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe.

They have also asked that residents to be mindful of Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) advice which includes checking “that your Halloween costumes are CE marked to ensure they meet the required safety standards. All garments have a risk of being flammable so it is important to keep them away from naked flames such as candles and fires at all times.” 

They also advice that “If your clothing does catch fire: Stop what you’re doing and stay very still, drop to the floor, and roll backwards and forwards until the flames are out.”

Their full advice is available at


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