Staying safe over Hallowe’en

Created on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
by Kathryn Shaw

Hallowe’en is so close we can almost taste the candy! It’s a fun and spooky time of year but it can be much scarier for some people than others, especially the elderly.

Trick or treaters

We would encourage everybody to be mindful and think carefully about which doors you knock on when trick or treating, particularly if there are residential homes in the area.

If a house is displaying a poster politely requesting that people do not disturb them, please respect this and move on to the next house.

It may seem like obvious advice, but if you’re going trick or treating without your parents then make sure they know your route and that they have a way to contact you. Never go into a stranger’s house if invited and the same goes for vehicles.

You may also struggle to see the roads properly if you’re wearing a mask as part of your costume, so take extra care when crossing the roads.

Not into Hallowe’en?

This particular holiday isn’t for everyone, especially if you’re elderly or vulnerable and want to be left alone. If you’d like to make it clear to trick or treaters that you won’t be taking part, then you can print out this poster, which was issued by Nottinghamshire Police last Hallowe’en. You don’t have to live in Nottingham to use it, it’s useful for everyone.

Just click on the link below to download it.

No trick or treat poster

Have fun, be safe and Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

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