Tips for a Safe Halloween

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Dressing up to gather treats in the local community and enjoying firework displays and bonfires can be fun for many, however this isn’t always the case for the elderly or people who are more vulnerable than most.

If you’re concerned about staying safe:

  • Always put the door chain on and look out of the window or spy hole to see who’s there before opening the door.
  • Take particular care if there’s more than one person on your doorstep.
  • Only open the door if you feel safe to do so. If you’re in any doubt or don’t feel safe, don’t – it’s fine not to answer the door if you don’t want to.
  • If you’re really worried, invite a friend or relative around and spend the evening together. 
  • Put a sign on your door and inside your window that states clearly whether trick-or-treaters are welcome. 
  • If you run out of sweets and goodies to give to visitors, put a sign on your door that says “Sorry, no more treats”.