Halloween: Trick-or-treating safely!
This year, children and members of their household are invited to trick-or-treat with a few extra safety measures due to the pandemic:
- Only trick-or-treat with members of your household.
- Only trick-or-treat in your neighbourhood and do not enter homes.
- Stay 2 m away from others, wear a face covering, and avoid singing or shouting in front of others
- When possible, collect candy from at least 2 m away from the home’s occupants.
- Wash your hands as needed and when returning home.
We also remind you of the usual safety rules:
- Opt for light-coloured, flame-resistant costumes with reflective strips.
- Avoid costumes that are too long.
- Use a flashlight to improve visibility.
- Use the sidewalk.
- Cross streets at intersections and crosswalks.
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Only visit homes that have their lights on.
- Inspect candy at home before eating it and throw away any with open wrappers.
All road users should be alert at all times.
In addition, to promote a safe Halloween for children with allergies, for the past several years Allergies Québec has suggested painting a pumpkin teal to show that you give out allergy-free candy or non-edible treats. This way, everyone can have fun at Halloween.
Please dispose of your pumpkins in your organic waste bin after Halloween since they are compostable.