But this year’s celebrations stand to be thwarted by COVID-19, depending on whereabouts in England you live. This year Halloween falls on a Saturday – making the lack of celebrations even more upsetting for fans of the holiday.

The new tiered system for coronavirus restrictions has been rolled out nationwide, with all different parts of the country under varying restrictions.

Parties and gatherings of over six people are now banned across England – making this year’s celebrations considerably less exciting.

Most of the country is currently under Tier 1 restrictions, which consists of national measures such as the rule of six and hospitality curfews.

However, those under harsher restrictions have been wondering if the trick or treating tradition is still allowed to go ahead in their area.

Can I go trick or treating this year?

The good news is that trick or treating isn’t completely off the cards – unless you live in Tier 3 in England.

In Tier 3, mixing outside of your household is not permitted on your property – so trick or treating is not currently allowed in these areas.

Areas under Tier 3 restrictions are: Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Warrington.

The city of Nottingham, and the Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe areas of Nottinghamshire, will enter Tier 3 at 12.01am on Thursday, October 29.

However, those in Tier 1 and 2 areas are still permitted within the current rules, as regulations around household mixing are more relaxed.

A Government spokesperson said: “The rules are those which apply to household mixing in general and what that means in practice is if you are in Very High alert level then you cannot mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces.

“If you’re in a High COVID alert level then the rule of six applies in private gardens and outdoor spaces but households must not mix indoors.

“And in terms of the Medium alert level, you can meet indoors and outdoors in groups of no more than six people.

“The rules are there for all circumstances and people will have to use their common sense in ensuring they are following the rules.”

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In Tier 2, friends from other households are allowed to meet, providing it is in an outdoor setting.

In the second tier, you can meet in private gardens as well as other outdoor spaces.

In Tier 3, mixing households is now completely banned unless you go to a park or other outdoor setting – not an ideal setting for a party at this time of year.

If any meetings do take place this Halloween, the Government advises sticking to the usual rules of wearing face masks, social distancing, and washing your hands more often.

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