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

Oct 30 2020, 9:33 am

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. 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!