Although parents and caregivers are still dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, Halloween remains a fun night for everybody. There will be a new appearance to this year’s celebrations, and organizers are encouraged to come up with original ideas that are both entertaining and compliant with local COVID-19 requirements and suggestions. Whatever your plans are for Halloween, here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe.
Making a costume is easy if you plan beforehand.
- Choose a costume that fits properly to avoid tripping and falling around the home or out on the town.
- Use luminous tape or stickers to make costumes and baggage stand out, and wear bright colours if you can.
- Full-face Halloween masks may impair a child’s eyesight, so use non-toxic face paint and make-up wherever feasible.
- COVID face-masks should not be embellished with paint or magic markers since these items may be hazardous to the wearer’s health.
- When participating in Halloween-related events necessitates venturing outside of the house,
- Encourage youngsters to go about with glow sticks or flashlights to make themselves more visible to oncoming traffic.
- Use crosswalks and traffic lights to cross the street safely. If you’re crossing the street, keep an eye out to the sides as well as the right and left.
- Do not sprint across the street; instead, stroll with your eyes open and technological gadgets down.
- Keep an eye out for vehicles that are reversing or turning. Teach youngsters to be extra cautious near driveways and alleyways so they don’t run out into the street or cross between parked vehicles.
- Trick-or-treating is a family affair for children under the age of twelve. If children are old enough to be left alone, instruct them to remain in well-lit, well-known places, and to trick-or-treat in small groups.
Here are some pointers for motorists:
- Keep a keen eye out for children, particularly at junctions, medians, and along curbs. Halloween elicits a lot of excitement in kids, and as a result, they often behave erratically.
- When driving through residential areas, be extra cautious. You should keep in mind that the most popular time for trick-or-treating is between 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Keep your automobile distraction-free by not chatting on the phone or eating while driving. This will allow you to pay attention to the road and your surroundings.
Activities such as fancy-dress parties, parades, and community fairs
Keep in mind that public activities held outside, such as parades, parties, and amusement parks, are safer than those held indoors. Consider a haunted forest or corn maze instead of a haunted mansion. See whether your local park district, arboretum, zoo, or other outdoor facility has any programmes that concentrate on safe ways to have fun.
Other fun places to visit are pumpkin and apple orchards. Simply wash your hands with hand sanitizer before and after handling the object you’ve selected. Face masks should be used during all indoor celebrations, including those at school. For the time being, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve been vaccinated or not.
Having a good time with the family
Remember that your family may create some of the best and safest Halloween memories by spending time together at home. As an illustration:
Carving and decorating pumpkins. There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with this time-honored custom. Always take caution while carving a pumpkin to prevent being hurt. Markers may be used by children to create a face. After then, the cutting is in the hands of the parents. When the carving is finished, rather of using an open-flame candle, try using a battery-operated light. Pumpkin seeds may be roasted and eaten as a tasty snack.
Film night in costume.
Consider having a family movie night when everyone dresses up as their favourite characters, especially if you have small children. See this page for further information on how to locate family-friendly movies for your children. If you’re thinking of doing something fun for Halloween at home,
Instead of candles, use glow sticks to illuminate jack-o-lanterns. Open flame burns may be avoided using this method. Decorate in a safe, fire-free area away from candles, light bulbs, and space heaters. Things like paper decorations and cornstalks may readily catch fire. In the event of a fire, double-check any smoke alarms and go through your family’s fire escape plan one more time.
Make sure home cleaning supplies are kept out of the reach and sight of little children. Cleaners and disinfectants are everywhere in our homes right now, and small children are often at eye level with goods on counters and in the sink area.