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.