Halloween will take place in Quebec this year with certain restrictions in place

Oct 15 2020, 6:48 pm

It’s already been a scary year and it’s about to get even spookier.

The government gave the okay for Quebecers to partake in trick-or-treating this year but outlined certain restrictions that must be followed.

Children must remain with members of their own household while going door-to-door and cannot celebrate the day with friends from other addresses, said Premier François Legault at Thursday’s presser.

People giving out candy will need to ensure they stay two metres away from all monsters, ghouls, witches, and ghosts.

“Halloween happens outside and we know that the outdoors is less risky than being inside,” said Legault in French.

He urged people to keep individually wrapped bags of treats on their porches and have children take one without touching other bags.

He stressed the importance of Halloween being for kids and said there shouldn’t be any other organized parties for teens and adults.

Legault continued to say it’s “too soon” to comment on if restrictions will be lifted in red zones across the province by October 28 but said cases seem to be levelling out at about 1,000 per day.

He asked Quebecers to continue respecting public health guidelines, avoid gatherings, and wear face masks at all times in indoor public spaces.

When it comes to the prospect of Christmas, Legault said “a lot remains up in the air.”

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