Don’t let the spectre of coronavirus haunt your Hallowe’en

Family Health

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to keep safe at Hallowe’en by coming up with new ways to have fun which stick to guidance around staying safe from contracting and spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus) within our families and communities.

“With just a bit of creativity, we can think of new ways to have fun at Hallowe’en which also keep us safe from COVID-19.”

There are many games and ideas that will work within the restrictions:

  • Plan your Hallowe’en theme now and begin to make or adapt costumes as we approach the holiday period.
  • Make your own decorations and pumpkin lanterns together as a family project.
  • Arrange a virtual party online with other families or relatives with prizes for the best Hallowe’en costume.
  • Organise a Hallowe’en treat hunt around your own home or garden.
  • Make some drawings you can display in the window.
  • Organise virtual events with other families.
  • Take a vote for your favourite film and watch it together.

We should limit our contacts and maintain a social distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from anyone outside the household.

Keep up-to-date with the latest guidance and regulations at: www.nidirect.gov.uk/coronavirus

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