With rules around gatherings and social distancing being regularly updated and monitored, just 55% of people admit that they will adhere to restrictions announced by local authorities around Halloween. That’s according to new research from experience management company, Qualtrics.
The statistics also show that 60% of Brits agree that Halloween should be celebrated carefully this year and a further two-thirds (64%) of people believe that local authorities will continue to release specific guidelines around 31 October.
Commenting on these findings, Daniel Saunders, Head of Content EMEA at Qualtrics said, “As Halloween approaches, many people will be considering how they can still celebrate with social distancing rules and earlier closing times for pubs, bars and restaurants currently in effect.
“While venues would usually be packed out, it’s unlikely we’ll see the same level of spooky socialisers as usual this year. However, while people may be considering smaller gatherings or ending the night before the witching hour, there is clearly still a large proportion willing to ignore rules in order to celebrate the spookiest day of the year.”
“With the hospitality industry already under close scrutiny, it’s vital that those working in this sector are well prepared for the 31st and can ensure that those wanting to celebrate Halloween outside of their home can do so safely and within restrictions, whatever those may look like.”