Children can enjoy Halloween but with some conditions


 15 October 2020

Children across the province will be allowed to go trick-or-treating this year, but with strict public health regulations in place, Quebec Premier François Legault announced Thursday.

Children will have to remain with members of their own household and cannot celebrate the day with their friends this year, he said. Those giving away candy will also need to ensure they stay two metres away from the trick-or-treaters.

“Halloween happens outside. We know that the outdoors is less risky than indoors,” said Legault.

Legault suggested that, in order to ensure the two-metre rule is respected, people should place individual bags of candy in a basket on their porches, and have children take one each, without touching the other bags.

He emphasized that Halloween should be for children only this year, and that there should be no parties organized.