If you’re planning on heading out trick or treating this year, or perhaps your children are, there’s a few things you should do to stay safe:
- Make sure a responsible adult or guardian goes with you
- Plan your route before you leave the house and make sure someone else knows where you are going
- Carry a torch and wear reflective or light-coloured clothing so you can be seen
- Stay close to home and if possible only visit the houses of people you know
- NEVER enter a stranger’s home
- Stay on pavements and check carefully before crossing a road.
- Throw away any treats or sweets that have been opened or unwrapped
- If you are wearing a mask, make sure that you can see clearly out of it
- Make sure your costume is warm as temperatures can drop to 6’C.
There can also be dangers for teens and adults. Whilst Halloween parties are a lot of fun, Its still important to stay safe and here’s why
- Someone under a mask might not be who you think they are.
- Say with friends so no one gets lost
- Don’t put your drink down, this is an easy target for people looking to spike drinks.
- Eat well before you go out, especially if you’re planning on drinking alcohol
- Trust your own judgement. Don’t let peer pressure sway you into doing anything you don’t want to do, It’s okay to say no.
- Know where you’re going and how you’re getting there.
Have fun and stay safe this Halloween!