Halloween

Here are a few simple safety precautions to ensure you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween.

Tips for Covid-19 Halloween

Halloween Covid 

BCCDC recommendations for handing out Halloween treats:

  • Wash and sanitize your hands
  • Consider wearing a mask as part of your costume
  • Set up outside if possible

BCCDC tips for safe trick-or-treating:

  • Trick-or-treat in small groups under 6 people
  • Wash and sanitize your hands
  • Consider wearing a mask as part of your costume
  • Skip homes with lights out
  • Avoid busy or indoor places
  • Stick to your own neighbourhood
  • More tips
Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween Fire Hazards

Candles are a leading cause of home fires, and Halloween is one of the top five days for candle fires across in Canada.

  • Never leave candle decorations unattended and use extreme caution
  • Consider using battery-operated candles in Jack-o-lanterns
  • Place lit pumpkins well away from flammable items, trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters
  • Keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes

Costume & Trick-or-treating Tips:

  • Look for costumes and accessories that are labelled flame-resistant
  • Avoid over-sized clothing, which can make it hard to walk and may come in contact with open flames.
  • Choose face paint or makeup over face masks
  • All trick-or-treaters should carry flashlights or glow sticks to increase visibility
  • All children 12 and under should go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult
  • Stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes that have their outside lights on
  • Remind children to stay together as a group
  • Don’t eat any treats until they have been inspected by an adult

Road Safety

  • Review how to safely cross a street with your child
  • Make eye contact with drivers, and cross the street only when it is safe
  • Don't be distracted by electronic devices
  • Keep your head up and walk, don’t run, across the street

Drivers are reminded to slow down and and use extra caution on Halloween. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.


Fireworks

The City of North Vancouver has a ban on the sale, purchase, possession or discharge of fireworks of any kind. Anyone caught with them could face a fine up to $500. See Fireworks Regulation Bylaw 7677 c for additional information.
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