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Remember, remember, stay safe this November

Posted on: 1 November 2021

At this time of year, with Diwali and Fireworks Night coming up in a few days, many of us look forward to seeing spectacular fireworks displays. However, this year, many councils, including Tower Hamlets, will not be hosting any public fireworks displays, due to safety concerns around the spread of COVID-19. 

Instead, families may decide to host their own firework displays at home, and this can lead to a number of health and safety concerns, particularly for those who are not experienced in handling fireworks.

We urge anyone who is considering having a firework display to exercise restraint and take every precaution to ensure the safety of their family and loved ones. After all, fireworks are not easily contained and certainly not best suited to a family garden. 

If you are planning on having a firework display, the GP Care Group encourages you to visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s Fireworks Advice Hub to explore important safety messages. 

On their page, you will find: 

  • Fireworks buying guide – to help families avoid dangerous fireworks.
  • Fireworks safety tips – essential tips for families doing their own display.
  • Lessons for little ones – to help teach young children about
    safety, including a download for early years settings.
  • Warning to parents – a real-life story to share.
  • In an emergency – Stop, Drop and Roll helps put out the flames, while good first aid reduces the likelihood of scarring.
  • Free resources – a leaflet and social media assets from the Office for Product Safety and Standards, in both English and Welsh.


Please share this advice to help keep children safe.