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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.


Happy Halloween!