Halloween 2021 – Covid-19 Tips

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021 in Halloween News |

Who would have thought we’d still be battling Covid-19 for Halloween in 2021?

Last year everything was still kind of new, with people unsure whether trick-or-treating would go ahead at all, making it very hard to plan – both families just wanting to have fun, and retailers whose business depended on selling halloween products.

There were some truly creative solutions created – have a look at all of the different halloween chutes in the pinterest board below:

How interesting then that the NSW Health Department actually suggests halloween chutes as a solution at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/update/Pages/halloween.aspx

Here are their other recommendations (the page was apparently last updated on Oct 22, 2020):

f your children are trick-or-treating this Halloween, remember to have fun in a COVID-safe way:

  • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it often.
  • Stay in small groups under 20 people.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other households.
  • Use a disposable bag for trick-or-treating and throw it out afterwards.
  • Stay local, avoid crowded ‘treat streets’.
  • Only accept treats that are individually wrapped.
  • Don’t share your treats with others from different households.

Handing out treats? 

If you are giving out treats this Halloween: 

  • Hang individually wrapped treats on your fence or gate, or put them on a tray outside your house.
  • Organise a treasure hunt outside to avoid people coming to your house.
  • Get creative and build a ‘lolly chute’ so you can stay 1.5 metres apart from trick-or-treaters.

Help us stop the spread of COVID-19 this Halloween and always remember to:

  • keep 1.5 metres apart
  • practise good hand hygiene
  • stay home and get tested immediately if you’re unwell
  • wear a face mask if you’re unable to physically distance.

For more information visit the NSW Health website. ​​​​​​​

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