COVID Means a Tricky Halloween Season This Year

With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how you can make an activity that typically involves a lot of close groups and communal food both COVID safe and legal.

NSW Police have warned that homeowners can still be fined for breaching restrictions this Halloween. A Police spokesperson has said “The community is reminded that outdoor gatherings should be limited to no more than 20 people, including children”.

That’s right even if they’re not your kids, you can be fined for having trick or treaters gather in your front yard. So make sure to keep an eye out for how many people are around your place at a time.

In past years popular streets have attracted over a thousand trick or treaters in one night, making social distancing a concern.

Homeowners are being encouraged to have COVID safe offerings out front with suggestions for hand sanitiser to be available, and to trade in communal bowls of treats for lollies spread out across front fences or lawns.

Parents of trick or treaters are also being asked to be responsible with how they go about the activity this year, keeping restrictions and safety in mind when they’re out with their children.

There’s also a reminder being put out to hopeful Halloween partygoers that household visitors are still restricted to 20 people at a time.

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