Small child walking down street tirck-or-treating in elephant costumeChildrens walking down sidewalk in tick-or-treat cosumes

NSW Health supports individuals participating in COVID-safe Halloween celebrations, providing levels of community transmission remain low and participants follow current rules when gathering together.


Watch​ these trick-or-treaters explain how to stay COVID-safe. 

If your children are trick-or-treating this Halloween, remember to have fun in a COVID-safe way:

  • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it often.
  • Stay in small groups under 20 people.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other households.
  • Use a disposable bag for trick-or-treating and throw it out afterwards.
  • Stay local, avoid crowded ‘treat streets’.
  • Only accept treats that are individually wrapped.
  • Don’t share your treats with others from different households.

Handing out treats? 

If you are giving out treats this Halloween: 

  • Hang individually wrapped treats on your fence or gate, or put them on a tray outside your house.
  • Organise a treasure hunt outside to avoid people coming to your house.
  • Get creative and build a ‘lolly chute’ so you can stay 1.5 metres apart from trick-or-treaters.
Help us stop the spread of COVID-19 this Halloween and always remember to:

  • keep 1.5 metres apart
  • practise good hand hygiene
  • stay home and get tested immediately if you’re unwell
  • wear a face mask if you’re unable to physically distance.
For more information visit the NSW Health website

Current as at: Thursday 22 October 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW