‘Rules are clear’: No 10 stops short of ruling out Halloween trick-or-treating

Boris Johnson’s deputy spokesman opaque when asked if people answering the door are included in rule of six

Planned Halloween trick-or-treat outings might have to be abandoned this year by children in large parts of the UK because of local lockdown restrictions over coronavirus, Downing Street has indicated.

Boris Johnson’s deputy spokesman said the “rules are clear” in terms of a ban on households mixing in areas affected by local rules, although he stopped short of specifying that this would prevent all trick-or-treat outings.

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