Halloween celebrations are set to go ahead this year across the four main towns of Limavady, Ballycastle, Coleraine and Ballymoney.
The programme will see a delivery of a Halloween events programme that includes fireworks displays, music, entertainment, onsite performers including storytellers, jugglers, stilt walkers, firepot, standing statues and trade vendors.
Councillors heard how the past 18 months have been challenging and have significantly impacted on both Council-led events and those events provided by the third sector.
Mitigations at each event may include but not limited to :
• Social Distancing (maintaining spectators within bubbles).
• Ticketed events which are pre-booked - To be discussed at full Council.
• Contact Tracing.
• Enhanced COVID stewarding / marshals.
• Queueing systems.
• More time - limited-duration events.
• Restricted numbers of spectators at events at any one time.
• COVID-safe programming eg. avoiding close contact programming.
• Enhanced cleansing and sanitisation.
It was proposed that social media updates would be available to those shielding.
Last year Halloween was celebrated in a virtual format, with content uploaded to the Visit Causeway and Events Facebook pages.
The final decision will be ratified at a full council meeting at the start of next month.
Further details on each event will be published in due course.