Halloween safety tricks to go down a treat

Halloween may look a little different this year, but it’s still important to ensure we are safe and healthy for the most ghoulish night of the year.

With only a few days to go, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be doing on All Hallows’ Eve.

The aim of the game this year is to stay safe and healthy, as we keep up our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For haunted (or not) homes

We know not everyone chooses to participate in Halloween, so the QPS is making it easy to let the little guys and ghouls in your area know whether or not your house is active in trick-or-treating this year.

The posters linked below are easy to be printed out at home or at your local print shop, and clearly communicate your trick or treating preference to monsters all over the map.

Click here to download the ‘Trick-or-treaters welcome’ poster.

Click here to download the colour version of the ‘No thank you’ poster, and click here to download the black-and-white ‘No thank you’ poster.

For trick-or-treaters

If you are looking at heading out on a Halloween trick-or-treat quest, we’d like to remind you that we all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while hunting for delicious treats and showing off your spooky costumes.

Trick-or-treaters are urged to stay up to date with the health directives in place on October 31 and remember to:

  • Stay physically distanced from groups outside your household
  • Remember that gatherings are limited to 40 people in homes and outdoors
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for bonus points
  • Use hand sanitiser regularly while bewitching your neighbours

Queensland Health has also encouraged parents and carers to consider other ways to be COVID safe, like individually packaging loose treats, washing hands well before preparing treats and in between handing them out, and regularly using hand sanitiser between those ominous door knocks.

As always, be safe when out spooking the neighbourhood – keep off the roads, don’t venture into any homes, stick with a trusted adult and head back home before it’s too late to enjoy your sweet haul!

Achievement unlocked: Successful Halloween!

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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