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It is an exciting time of the year for young and old…….lots of decorating of houses, workplaces and dressing up. Whilst we are having fun it also important to think about your safety. Always remain vigilant of your surroundings.

Here is some information from the Kidspot NZ website: (click on the name to see more info)

Trick or treating safety tips

  • An adult should always accompany kids when trick or treating
  • Time your trick or treating before it starts getting dark
  • Ensure the kids’ costumes are not going to affect their mobility or vision, to avoid trips and falls
  • Only go to homes where you know the residents, or if your community has organised trick or treating, those that are displaying a trick or treaters welcome sign
  • Never enter a house
  • Do not enter a property if there is a dog that isn’t tied up
  • Only accept treats that are wrapped
  • Stay together, don’t run, and be wary of cars in driveways
  • Stick to the safe crossing rules
  • Remain on well-lit streets
  • Use a footpath when available. If there is no footpath, walk as far away from the roadside as you can, facing traffic
  • Always remain respectful of those who are not taking part in trick or treating

Stay tuned for the next question….

For great health information check out Health Navigator New Zealand where you will find expert opinion online.

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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation. 

Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.

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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

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