Stay safe on Halloween

Tips for staying safe while you’re out and about on Halloween, including getting a QR code poster for your house.

Trick-or-treating on Halloween is a fun activity for many families in New Zealand. Here are some things you can do to keep you, your family and your community safe this Halloween.

If you feel unwell

If you feel unwell, stay at home. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, your doctor or Nurse Practitioner, or your iwi health provider for advice about getting a test. COVID-19 tests are always free and are available across New Zealand.

If you feel unwell, we encourage you not to go to Halloween events or activities, or host any in your home.

Keep your distance from others and sanitise your hands

Try and keep your distance from people you do not know when you’re out and about on Halloween. It’s also a good idea to use hand sanitiser while you’re out.

Scan in to the houses you visit with the NZ COVID Tracer app

If you’re out trick-or-treating, keep track of the houses you visit and the time you were there. The fastest way to do this is to use the NZ COVID Tracer app, but use any way that works for you.

Create your own QR code for trick-or-treaters to scan

If you expect visits from trick-or-treaters, create a QR code for your house to help them keep track of where they’ve been.

Encourage trick-or-treaters to scan in. The NZ COVID Tracer app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus — the more we scan, the safer we’ll be.

Create your QR code poster by completing the online form. If you do not have a New Zealand driver licence, complete the Ministry of Health template instead. You do not need a New Zealand Business Number or business name if you're creating a QR code for personal use.

Get your QR code poster using the online form (external link)

Ministry of Health template if you do not have an NZ driver licence (external link)

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