Be kind on November 5th

people watching a fireworks display

There won’t be many public firework displays this November due to the COVID restrictions. Which means more people will be having small firework parties in their own gardens. (Subject to the local regulations where they live).

If you are planning such a party please be considerate to your neighbours. Don’t just buy the biggest loudest fireworks you can. There are plenty of smaller, beautiful ones which won’t rattle the windows.

Ask your supplier for advice on how loud any firework will be.

Please tell your neighbours when you are going to have your party. They may like to watch. They may want to stay indoors. They may want to look after their pets. (There is plenty of advice online about how to help nervous animals to cope with loud noises of any kind).

And most importantly, be safe. Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right. Don’t take any unnecessary risks. Follow the firework code, and get to the end of the evening without any mishaps.

Bonfire Night and COVID19

Large Garden Fireworks Display

Is it legal to have a bonfire night party in your own garden during the COVID pandemic?

Yes. It is perfectly legal . But you must follow the restrictions that apply in your area.

If you are in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area you can have up to 6 people in your garden (including members of other households).

If you are in a Tier 3 area you cannot have anyone from outside of your household in your garden. But of course your neighbours can watch your fireworks from their own gardens. And you can even have a neighbourhood display as long as you all stay in your own gardens. Sounds quite fun, come to think of it!