Stay safe this Halloween with Medicare

Halloween is the time of year for trick or treating, dressing up, attending parties, and having some fun. But Halloween is also a time when health and safety hazards can arise, which is why Medicare have offered some great tips to ensure that you can enjoy your night without needing to make a dash to the emergency room!

Here are some of Medicare's top tips to help you and your family stay safe this Halloween:

  • Children should not attend bonfires unsupervised. Bonfires are a big part of Halloween and often contain highly combustable materials that can cause respiratory problems and burns.
  • Long Halloween outfits can sometimes cause children to trip and fall, resulting in cut, grazes or sprained ankles.
  • Keep long flowing clothes away from naked flames.
  • Children should be accompanied at all times.

To help with our overburdened Accident & Emergency units, Medicare ensure that you and your family are in the right hands with their tried and tested Medicare Home First Aid Kit, which contains everything you need from sterile eye washes to dermatologically gentile adhesive plasters. You can feel confident that your terrible tots and frightening teens have the best First Aid treatment available, should things go bump in the night.

Medicare is available in all good pharmacies including Boots pharmacies nationwide.

Remember a little precaution and planning ahead goes a long way, and try to remember the word 'Safe' before you set off to enjoy the festivities!

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be soft, & flexible.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.