Norway’s health institute: Don’t go trick or treating this Halloween, think about infection control

HalloweenPhoto: Erik Johansen / NTB
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The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) encourages people to drop the trick or treating in the neighborhood on Halloween and instead find other alternatives.

In an article with advice, FHI proposed treasure hunts and rebus races instead of the traditional candy rounds in the neighborhood.

“The purpose is to reduce the number of contacts so that the chance of infection is reduced. 

“That would contribute to a simpler infection tracking job for the municipality,” Margrethe Greve-Isdahl at FHI noted.

Importance of hygiene

She further pointed out that, as at all other events and gatherings at the moment, it is important that no sick people participate and that everyone maintains good hand hygiene.

It is also important to follow the current advice on the number of people who can attend gatherings, stick to pre-packaged sweets, and not share makeup with anyone other than those you live with.

If you still want to go trick or treating, FHI recommends keeping a distance from other groups, not sharing sweets, and similar precautions.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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