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Safety Tips for Trick or Treaters

Southwestern Public Health is providing some tips for trick or treaters this Halloween.

OXFORD COUNTY - Southwestern Public Health is providing some tips for trick or treaters this Halloween.

The health unit says to have a safe and happy Halloween during COVID-19.

They say to stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing mild symptoms.

Also, to only go trick or treating with members of your household and only trick or treat outside.

Trick or treaters are also encouraged to wear a mask, along with anyone who will be handing out candy this year. 

Do not use a costume mask as a substitute for a face mask, do not wear it over your face mask because SWPH says it may be difficult to breathe. They say to actually consider building a face mask in your or your child's costume.

Other things to consider during Halloween:

- Do not congregate or linger at doorsteps. Line up two metres apart if waiting.

- Avoid high-touch surfaces and objects.

- Whether collecting or handing out treats, wash your hands often and thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.

- Do not leave treats in a bucket or bowl for children to grab.

- Consider using tongs or other similar tools to hand out treats.

- Avoid participating in Halloween activities if you are elderly or have other risks for severe COVID-19 disease. 

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