Parents will be fined if more than six children trick or treat together, Downing Street says

The parents of trick or treating children will be fined if they gather in groups more than six, Downing Street has said.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister told a briefing of Westminster journalists that the rule of six was “clear” and that it applied to children as well as adults.

He also said they were asking children not to meet in groups of six or more when trick or treating. It means parents face fines of up to £200 if their children are caught in large groups going door-to-door on Halloween.

However, millions of people across the UK are already under – or coming under – tighter lockdown rules including bans on different households mixing.

Asked who would be fined if groups of more than six children met in the street, he said: “We’ve set out the enforcement around the restrictions. We set that out clearly.

“We are asking the public to abide by the rule of six and it’s a matter for the police to enforce the rules.

“It’s correct, parents will be fined if children meet in more than groups of six children.”


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