Montreal wants trick-or-treaters to stick to their own neighbourhoods on Halloween

Oct 30 2020, 4:33 pm

Good news for little witches, zombies, and monsters: they’ll be allowed to trick-or-treat in Montreal this weekend.

Bad news: it comes with a few health guidelines to follow.

The City of Montreal has set out some health precautions and sanitary measures for all the young trick-or-treaters on the island.

“It is important to follow the required sanitary instructions so that everything happens in a safe manner,” states the city’s news release.Ā Montreal has set forth a series of guidelines that little ghouls and witches are to follow:

  • Children and parents must only travel in the company of members of the same household and not with parties from other addresses.
  • As much as possible, trick-or-treaters are asked to collect candies and sweets placed in two-metre distances from visited households.
  • Children are asked, “under no circumstances,” to enter any other households than their own.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked not to participate in Halloween this year.
  • The candy collection circuit should be limited to respective neighbourhoods surrounding trick-or-treaters’ homes.
  • Parents are asked to wear face masks and all participants should respect a two-metre distance.
  • Hand washing is recommended before departure and after returning home.
  • No parties or private gatherings will be tolerated.

As always, Montreal police have shared their tips for Halloween safety:

The City says borough employees will travel throughout the island in service vehicles with flashing lights to monitor the streets and answer questions about health procedures.

Happy Halloween!

Ty JadahTy Jadah

+ News
+ Halloween