To keep Halloween celebrations outdoors, residents should host a front-yard rather than a front-door event.
For trick-or-treating, a supervising adult is advised to join children from the same household, instead of having groups of children moving about together.
“Keep it local and put effort into decorating the front yard, rather than focusing on well-known ‘treat streets’,” a NSW Health spokesperson said.
“Provide closed packaging for treats and instead of communal lolly bowls, consider other ways of distributing treats, like strewn along the front fence.
“And have hand sanitiser at the front gate.”
Maintaining a 1.5-metre distance between people from different households is recommended and children “should not share costume face masks”.