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:
Please share this advice to help keep children safe.