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Kids can go trick-or-treating unless they have flu-like symptoms – NPHET

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has advised that kids who display flu-like symptoms should not go trick-or-treating.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn stated that if children do not display symptoms, they can partake in Halloween activities.

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This follows a briefing by NPHET that took place this week where people were asked to alter their behaviour slightly amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Dr. Glynn stated, “People can trick or treat, people can do the things they normally do at Halloween”.

He added, “But maybe don’t do it every day over the weekend, maybe don’t meet up with multiple different groups of children over the weekend.”

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He added that if you have a sick child, don’t let them mix with other children.

Dr. Glynn cautioned that this advice is not just in relation to Covid-19 but other respiratory viruses such as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the flu.

“It’s not a message that any of us want to be giving, and it’s not a message I’m sure that parents want to hear, but we do need to take the basic precautions.”

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