It urged individuals to keep away from guising — or going door-to-door for treats — in a information launch issued on Saturday.
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Deputy First Minister John Swinney stated that the steerage was wanted to ensure individuals comply with the restrictions on indoor and out of doors gatherings.

“I do know guising is an enormous a part of Halloween and youngsters shall be unhappy to overlook out, however as door-to-door guising brings an extra and avoidable danger of spreading the virus, our clear recommendation for households is to keep away from it,” Swinney stated within the launch.

He stated kids can nonetheless dress up and share jokes with their households and pointed individuals to go to the federal government’s Father or mother Membership web site for tips about celebrating throughout the pandemic.
The discharge stated individuals would additionally need to comply with the restrictions on group sizes and distancing on Bonfire Night time, or Man Fawkes Night time, which is historically celebrated with fireworks on November 5.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out a new five-tier system of Covid-19 restrictions on Friday that can go into impact on November 2, pending approval from the Scottish Parliament.

“Circumstances are nonetheless rising — which is why we can’t be complacent — however the fee of improve appears to be slowing, and that offers us grounds for optimism, albeit cautious optimism,” Sturgeon stated.

She stated the slowing fee in infections is as a result of ban on family gatherings that went into impact in September.