Trick or Treating?

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.