Stay safe this Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

Posted: Tuesday 26th October 2021

Children’s excitement for this year’s Halloween will be more than ever thanks to the effective cancellation of Halloween during last year’s lockdowns. We couldn’t gather or go out in groups and this year many people will be making up for it by trick or treating or having parties. The NHS will be under pressure due to continuing Covid-19 hospital admissions and the expected surge in other winter viruses. You can ‘do your bit’ to reduce your risk of and A&E Halloween hospital horror by following some simple trick or treating safety guidance:

  • Make or buy children’s costumes in light-coloured fire-retardant material
  • Place strips of reflective tape on the back and front of costumes, for better visibility
  • Costumes should fit properly to prevent trips and falls
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street
  • Avoid items such as oversized shoes, high heels, long dresses and long capes
  • Test out Halloween make up on a small patch of skin first – reactions can occur
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
  • Check sweets and goodies before letting your child eat them
  • Consider outdoor activities wrapped up warm rather than indoor gatherings where bugs spread more easily
  • If you choose to accessorise with scary contact lenses, follow our Halloween contact lens advice

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