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Dr. Ronan Glynn has offered an update on whether trick or treating can go ahead this year

By James Fenton

September 29, 2020 at 9:29am

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It's just over a month until Halloween and many parents and children will be wondering if trick or treating can go ahead this year.

Trick or treating is an important Halloween tradition, particularly for children, but given the year we've had you'd be forgiven for being pessimistic about the practice being permitted to go ahead this year. However, Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn offered an update at Monday's press briefing and stated that it might be too early to say.

Quizzed by Zara King of Virgin Media News on whether trick or treating will have to be curtailed next month, Dr. Glynn responded by saying that "Halloween and Christmas are really important events for families" and added that "I think it's too early at this point to say what will or won't need to happen in a month's time. We will look at it closer to the time and if recommendations need to be made, they will be made."

He went on to say that "any recommendations that are made, are made to protect people and we need to keep that at the forefront of our minds when we talk about the things that NPHET recommends."

Currently, most of Ireland is under level 2 of Covid-19 restrictions, with the exception of Dublin (level 3 until October 9) and Donegal (level 3 until October 16). However, Covid-19 cases in other counties are being closely watched, including those in Cork, Galway, Louth and Wicklow.

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