Halloween is just around the corner and many families across the Illawarra will be wondering how to celebrate the spooky season this year.
Never fear - a NSW Health spokeswoman has confirmed trick or treating can still go ahead on October 31 with some Covid-safe practices in place.
The spokeswoman said locals could still enjoy Halloween but shouldn't be complacent about the virus.
"Providing levels of community transmission remain low, NSW Health is supportive of Halloween celebrations going ahead - with some caveats," she said.
"It should be a front-yard event, not a front-door event (keep it outdoors) and instead of communal lolly bowls, consider other ways of distributing treats, for example leave lollies strewn along the front fence and have hand sanitiser at the front gate.
"Trick or treat on a household basis with a supervising adult and children from the same household, rather than groups of young people together.
"Maintain physical distancing between trick or treating households, don't all crowd together in a pack and keep it local.
"Put effort into decorating your front yard rather than focusing on well-known 'treat streets' and don't share costume face masks."