Trick or treating is still on this year, so brace for a ghoulish night

TOIL AND TROUBLE: Halloween is not just for the young - Thornlands witch Amy Caroline is ready to go trick or treating this weekend.

TOIL AND TROUBLE: Halloween is not just for the young - Thornlands witch Amy Caroline is ready to go trick or treating this weekend.

HALLOWEEN will go ahead this Saturday as long as COVID-19 cases do not spike.

Queensland Health has urged parents to follow new advice, including using hand sanitiser while bewitching your neighbours.

Halloween may look a little different this year, but it's still important to ensure kids (and adults) stay safe and healthy for the most ghoulish night of the year.

For trick or treaters

Witches and warlocks heading out on a Halloween trick-or-treat quest must stay physically distanced from groups outside their household.

Gatherings are limited to 40 people in homes and outdoors.

Ghouls and goblins are urged to wash their hands frequently and apply hand sanitiser between those ominous door knocks.

Queensland Health has also encouraged parents and carers to consider other ways to be COVID safe, like individually packaging loose treats.

Police advised trick or treaters to keep off the roads, don't venture into any homes, stick with a trusted adult and head back home before it is too late to enjoy a sweet haul.

For haunted (or not) homes

Not everyone chooses to participate in Halloween, so the police are making it easy to let the little guys and ghouls in your area know whether or not your house is active in trick-or-treating this year.

The posters linked below are easy to be printed out at home or at your local print shop, and clearly communicate your trick or treating preference to monsters all over the map.

Click here to download the 'Trick-or-treaters welcome' poster.

Click here to download the colour version of the 'No thank you' poster, and click here to download the black-and-white 'No thank you' poster.