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LCCC wishes you a SAFE & FUN HALLOWEEN!

Updated: Nov 1

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN SAFELY

DURING THE

COVID-19 PANDEMIC:



#1 Safety guidelines - be sure to follow all public health safety

  • It is recommended that door-to-door trick or treating interactions be kept brief.

  • If a street or house looks crowded, we recommend that you wait or go back later.

  • Face masks or coverings should be worn as part of your costume .Please note, a costume mask is not a substitute for a face mask or covering.

  • Two metre distance should be kept from people that do not live with you.

here is a link to Toronto Public Health

https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/8fcc-Celebrating-Halloween-Safely-v6.pdf


#2 Trick or treating with Toddlers and children under 5

  • Head out early when its still light enough for them to see others and to be seen.

  • Check out local day time events and avoid the spook.

  • Go to homes you know and can guarantee there will not be any scary surprises.

  • Your little one will likely enjoy handing out candy just as much as trick or treating.

  • Don’t’ forget to remind them to use their manners – PLEASE & THANK YOU.

#3 Costume Safety

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.

  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks or flashlights.

#4 Safely Handing Out Treats

  • Hand out treats outdoors.

  • Wear a mask & sanitize your hands often

  • . Hand out pre-packaged treats. Keep interactions brief.

  • Don’t hand out treats if you have even one symptom of COVID-19.

#5 Safe Treats & Food Allergies

  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.

  • Eat a snack before heading out to avoid the temptation of nibbling on a treat before it has been inspected.

  • In case of a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present.

  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped.

  • Parents of very young children should remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys from the Halloween bags.

  • Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.

# 6 Visibility on the Streets

and to avoid running off onto a street. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these incidents.

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.

  • Remind your child to look both ways when crossing; Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these incidents

  • Remind your child to be mindful of vehicles driving within your neighborhood; your child may not be seen because of a dark costume or an obstructive view such as Halloween decorations, trees, bushes etc.

  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk.

  • Practice safety rules at home and set clear distance boundaries. Role play and make sure children know the dangers because the excitement of the night and a little sugar can turn a fun night into a scary one if you are not careful.

HAVE FUN!


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