We have prepared the Ultimate Guide on How to Celebrate Halloween this year!
2021 has been tough, to say the least, but before you whip out the Christmas tree and write the year off completely, there is a Spooktacular celebration to be had!
As a general rule across the nation, remember to stay 1.5 metres away from other people, take your hand sanitiser with you wherever you go and stay home if you have any symptoms. When it comes to treats, only offer sweets that are individually wrapped and have a bottle of hand sanitiser on your fence or on a table to keep your neighbours safe.
The restrictions for Halloween celebrations can be tricky to navigate as they differ between the states, but we are here to help you out.
Here’s the Guide on How to Celebrate Halloween On Every State
New South Wales
With restrictions easing in New South Wales, the health department support the community partaking in Halloween celebrations as long as they observe social distancing rules.
According to the NSW Government website, as a guide on how to celebrate Halloween, adults who have been fully vaccinated will have greater freedoms starting next Monday, October 11, as NSW takes its first strides toward reopening after meeting the 70% double vaccination threshold.
If you are thinking of having a party or making your house the spookiest on the street, bear in mind that a maximum of 20 people is allowed to gather at your house at a time.
If you are self-isolating do not open your door, consider putting up a sign to let trick or treaters know that you are doing so. If you are well, not self-isolating and ready for a sugar hit by all means hit your local streets for some trick or treating fun but stay in small household groups.
Remember to use a disposable bag instead of a treat bucket so that you can throw it in the bin when you are done, don’t share costumes and masks and most importantly, don’t forget your hand sanitiser.
If you are planning on having a party in South Australia, you are allowed to have 20 people in your home. You are also able to go trick or treating as long as you maintain social distancing rules, so dust off your Dracula cape because it’s time to scare some neighbourhood kids!
Things in Victoria are starting to get better with restrictions easing a little, however, unfortunately, Halloween parties and trick or treating are not on the cards for you this year.
Though you may not be able to celebrate the spookiest day of the year in the way that you would like to, there are still ways to make it fun with your loved ones. Groups of ten people from up to two households are allowed to gather in outdoor public spaces so why not get dressed up, get your bake on and have a Halloween picnic.
Check out these sensationally spooky Halloween cakes for inspiration, 15+ Halloween Cakes That Are So Delicious, It’s Scary!
If you do not feel like heading out, have fun at home with the kids and have a go at making some DIY Halloween decorations.
With minimal cases in Queensland, restrictions have been eased and Queenslanders are able to roam freely around the state.
If you are going trick or treating, remember that even though things are starting to feel a little bit more normal, it is still crucial to maintain social distancing and continue to sanitise your hands regularly.
Hosting a Spooktacular Halloween party? Welp, there is no restriction on the number of people who can gather in public outdoor places. Private house gatherings are limited to a maximum of 100 persons!
Trick or treating is allowed in Tasmania this Halloween so stack up on your individually wrapped candy and your hand sanitiser!
With up to 250 people allowed to gather outdoors, there are still a number of events taking place across the state. If you would like to host your own party, a maximum of 20 visitors are allowed at your house at a time.
Halloween is pretty much business as usual in the NT this year. There are no restrictions on the amount of people allowed at your home or at outdoor events so there is no excuse to keep your witch broom in the cupboard!
Even though restrictions are minimal it is still important to socially distance and sanitise your hands regularly when trick or treating.
Australian Capital Territory
Keep your guests safe by setting up sanitiser stations around your house, offering individually wrapped snacks and encouraging guests who are unwell to stay home.
Mass gatherings in the ACT as of the moment are not permitted— any event that was originally scheduled during the lockdown time will not be allowed to take place.
However, a family member of two can visit and have fun with you and the family! Gear up the kids and have fun at home (much safer, right!?)
I got GREAT news for you folks! There are no longer any venue or event capacity limitations. This means that private gatherings, concerts, athletic events, and weddings may all take place at full capacity!
So, prep up and make sure to give those kiddos a nice and sweet Halloween treats!
No matter how you are celebrating have a fang-tastic time, eat, drink and be scary!