With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, most of us are unsure about just how safe it is to go door to door asking for treats.
If you’re planning on trick-or-treating throughout the Halloween weekend, you’ll need to take note of the restrictions for Halloween 2020 that vary from state to state.
If you don’t, you might find yourself a ghastly surprise courtesy of a costly fine.
Below are some general handy tips for safely celebrating Halloween in 2020. Remember to have fun in a Covid safe way.
COVID-SAFE RULES FOR HALLOWEEN
Keep 1.5 metres apart
Practice good hand hygiene by sanitising your hands frequently
Stay home and get tested if you’re feeling unwell
Wear a face mask if you’re unable to physically distance yourself from others
COVID-SAFE RULES FOR AUSTRALIANS HANDING OUT TREATS FOR HALLOWEEN 2020
If you have any symptoms stay at home, don’t receive Halloween visitors and get tested
If you are self-isolating, don’t answer the door to trick-or-treaters
Make it a front-yard event to avoid people coming to your front door
Offer hand sanitiser at the front gate or fence
Keep celebrations outdoors, and decorate your front yard instead of inside your home
Let trick-or-treaters know if you’re participating in trick-or-treating by putting up a sign outside your home
Don’t use communal lolly bowls, and only hand out individually wrapped treats
Hang treats on your fence, front gate or place on your driveway
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing lolly bags or individually wrapped treats
COVID-SAFE RULES FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get tested
If you are trick-or-treating, celebrate outside and stay in your own suburb
Stay in small household groups
Don’t go to people’s front doors
Stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with
Don’t share treats, costumes or face masks
Only take treats that are individually wrapped, and collect them in disposable bags
Carry hand sanitiser and sanitise your hands at each household
For current restrictions and COVID-safe Halloween advice for NSW, visit NSW Health website.