People in Scotland are being informed to “stay at home” for Halloween and not be “tempted” to hold Bonfire Night celebrations.
Advice issued by Deputy First Minister John Swinney states guising brings an “extra and avoidable danger of spreading out the infection” and households should “avoid it”.
For Bonfire Night, individuals in Scotland have been advised to keep in mind the rule of six, which applies outdoors, and does not consist of children under 12.
The Scottish federal government has actually prohibited households from mixing up until 2 November.
A file issued by the Scottish government says main guidelines are meant to “lower the temptation for people to hold events and firework screens in their back gardens