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COVID-safe Halloween advice

WA Health supports individuals participating in COVID-safe Halloween celebrations.

October 29, 2020
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If you plan to hand out treats WA Health recommends:

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 over Halloween, stay home, don’t receive Halloween visitors and get tested immediately.
  • If you are self-quarantining or self-isolating, don’t answer the door to trick-or-treaters and don’t participate/encourage door knockers to approach your door.
  • Make it a front-yard event, not at the front-door of your house. Keep your celebrations outdoors and get creative in decorating the front yard.
  • Only hand out individually-wrapped treats.
  • If you wish to avoid people knocking on your door consider putting up a sign that says ‘We are home but due to COVID-19, we are distancing’.
  • Remember, the 2m2 rule - you must have 2m2 available for each person in any area in which you are entertaining.

If you plan to trick-or-treat WA Health recommends:

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 this Halloween, stay home and give trick-or-treating a miss this year. Get tested immediately.
  • Try to avoid well-known ‘treat streets’ that attract crowds.
  • Celebrate outside, don’t go to people’s front door.
  • Stay 1.5 meters away from people you don’t live with.
  • Only take treats that are individually wrapped.
  • Don’t share costumes or costume face masks.
  • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it often, especially before touching food and/or eating.
Source: Government of Western Australia, Department of Health

Always remember to:

  • Keep 1.5 metres apart.
  • Practise good hand hygiene and cover coughs/sneezes.
  • Stay home and get tested immediately if unwell.

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