Provincial government provides tips for a safe Halloween in Burlington, Oakville, Milton
Published October 27, 2021 at 4:48 pm
The provincial government has provided some tips for trick-or-treaters in Milton, Burlington, Oakville and Halton Hills to stay safe on Halloween.
If you trick-or-treat door-to-door
- stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild
- trick-or-treat outdoors as much as possible
- be creative and build the face covering into your costume. Remember that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering. A costume mask should not be worn over a non-medical mask or face covering because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe.
- do not crowd doorsteps – take turns one at a time
- do not sing or shout for your treats
- keep interactions brief with those giving out treats
- use hand sanitizer often, especially before and after handling your face covering, after touching frequently touched surfaces, when you arrive home from trick-or-treating, and before and after handling or eating treats
- there is no need to clean or disinfect pre-packaged treats
- If trick-or-treating indoors, maintain physical distancing as much as possible and wear a face covering, especially when physical distancing is a challenge.
If you choose to give out treats:
- do not participate in Halloween festivities if you have symptoms, even if they are mild
- keep interactions with trick-or-treaters short and encourage them to move along after receiving their treat from you
- consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained
- consider including the face covering as part of your costume if you are dressing up
- give out only purchased and packaged treats
- do not ask trick-or-treaters to sing or shout for their treats
- clean your hands often throughout the evening using soap and water or with hand sanitizer