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Costumes, Pumpkins and Candy, OH MY!

RCMP Press Release October 29, 2020 @ 4:29pm published at 4:37pm

All Hallows Eve will soon be upon us and the streets will be busy with superheroes, princesses and more. RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind children and adults about a few Halloween Safety tips so that all may enjoy a safe and fun Halloween.

Trick or Treat…

· Ensure costumes have a perfectly frightful fit. Make sure the length does not pose a tripping hazard. Wear bright costumes, reflective tape, glow sticks or carry a flashlight.

· Walk on the sidewalk when possible, visiting houses on one side of the street at a time.

· Choose costumes that allow a non medical mask to be worn underneath. Make sure you can see and breath comfortably.

· Ideally, children should be accompanied by a parent, adult family member, an older sibling or trusted family friend.

· Children should not enter a house nor a vehicle of someone they do not know.

· Avoid alleys, dark parking areas, or vacant lots

· Maintain social distancing of 2 meters, try and stay in your own neighbourhood and avoid touching doorbells or knocking on doors by yelling “trick or treat!”

· Don’t go trick or treating if feeling ill.

Motorists play a large part in our Trick or Treater’s Safety

· Drive slowly through residential areas and watch for children that may be on the road or using cross walks.

· Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.

· Watch for children darting out from houses and cars

· When approaching intersections, be extra diligent in coming to full and complete stops; proceeding slowly thereafter.

Tips for Treat Givers

· Don’t hand out candy if feeling ill or isolating.

· Wear a non medical mask that fully covers your nose and mouth

· Use tongs to hand out pre-packaged candy and find creative ways to maintain distance from trick or treaters.

· Keep a clear path from the road/sidewalk to your front door. Remove any items that may pose a tripping hazard.

· Leave the porch lights on.

· Pets should be kept inside away from trick or treaters.

· Report any suspicious activities to the RCMP.

More information on Halloween during COVID-19 can be found at would like to thank you to Grandview RCMP for sharing the above.


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