Stay safe this spooky season!
Date: 20 October 2022
With Halloween creeping closer, we’re offering our top safety tips for parents to share with their children to ensure the spooky season is full of fun, with no unnecessary scares and trips to A&E:
- If you call 999 this Halloween and it’s dark outside, make sure you turn on a light to help us find you quicker!
- Try and go for face paint or make-up as opposed to a mask, which can restrict how much you can see.
- Using face paint or make-up? Carry out a patch test on a small area of skin in advance to check you’re not allergic to anything.
- Always make sure children are accompanied by an adult or in a group. Never let them go out alone.
- Ensure you can be seen in the dark by wearing something reflective or carrying a torch or glowstick so you’re visible to drivers.
- Prevent trips and falls by walking rather than running, as some costumes can restrict movement.
- Never walk near lit candles or flames and be sure to check your costume is flame-resistant!
- Always check any treats you’re given in case of potential choking hazards or tampering.
- Remember road safety – be careful and look both ways when crossing the road and stick to the pavements.
- Only go to houses that are well lit – chances are if someone’s house is in darkness, they aren’t welcoming spooky visitors.
- Try and stick to trick-or-treating in an area you know well, so you will be able to easily navigate in the dark.
With Halloween creeping closer, we’re offering our top safety tips for parents to share with their children.