Be safe, be seen, this Halloween!

Date: 29 October 2019

Halloween 2019: Can we find you?

As another Halloween creeps up on us, we’re asking parents to make their children aware of some simple tips and advice to ensure their Halloween celebration is full of treats!

Halloween celebrations seem to get bigger each year and as people around the country prepare their spooktacular costumes and plan lots of fang-tastic activities, we’re offering some of our top tips to help make sure your spooky celebrations go smoothly and avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E:

• Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat!
• Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
• Always test face paint and makeup in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
• Never walk near lit candles or flames and be sure to check your costume is flame-resistant!
• Always make sure children are accompanied by an adult. Never let them go out alone.
• Try to stay close to your home and stay in streets that you all know so you can easily navigate in the dark.
• Children try to wear something reflective in their costume, or carry a torch or glowstick, to ensure they can be seen in the dark.
• And parents too... Adults should also make sure they can be seen too by wearing something reflective. Remember: Be SAFE, Be SEEN!
• Some costumes could hinder walking so remember to walk carefully and not run, to prevent trips and falls.
• Always use the green cross code and stick to the pavements.
• Do not cut across people’s gardens and driveways, there could be hidden dangers!

  • Summary:

    As another Halloween creeps up on us, we’re asking parents to make their children aware of some simple tips and advice to ensure their Halloween celebration is full of treats!