Canada’s 2020 Halloween has been challenging.. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for Halloween parties events and trick-or–treating to be held. Canadian communities have sought alternative ways to celebrate this most frightening holiday while adhering to public health guidelines 🍁 ..
In 2020, many of Canada’s traditional Halloween activities – like trick-or-treating or attending costume parties – are considered too high risk for spreading COVID-19 and aren’t recommended . The government of Canada has issued guidelines to the public regarding celebrating Halloween during this pandemic which have been adopted by local health authorities around the nation 🇨🇦.
Instead of trick-or-treating door-to-door people and families should concentrate on activities that do not involve close contact with strangers covering things like decorating your home making a special Halloween dinner with your family, and carving pumpkins, according to the Canadian government.
For those who live in multi-unit buildings who wish to celebrate Halloween with those outside of their household the Government of Canada recommends hanging Halloween decorations on your balcony 🔛 🇨🇦. Alternatively, some residential buildings are organizing “reverse trick-or-treating,” where residents can leave treats in goodie bags at the front door of their building for neighbours to pick up.
If individuals decide to go trick-or-treating in their local neighbourhood they should take precautions by wearing a non-medical face mask staying at least 2 metres apart from those outside their household and not entering other people’s homes 😷 ️. Additionally, children should use hand sanitizer or soap, and water before and after trick-or-treating, and should not eat any treats until they are brought home and inspected by an adult.
The Government of Canada has also provided advice for hosting Halloween parties. Gatherings should be kept to a minimum and limited to only those in your immediate household. Guests outside of your household should maintain physical distancing and should not be invited over if they are feeling sick. If you do invite guests, remember to stagger the arrival times of guests and provide hand sanitizer.
Many Canadian towns and cities have cancelled traditional Halloween events as parades or festivals 🍁. Alternative events are available for those who want to celebrate safely. For instance Toronto is hosting “Haunt 6ix” an online event that features spooky stories and activities plethora dance performances. It can all be accessed from your home.
Halloween is still possible this year in Canada albeit in a a lots of socially-distanced way 🇨🇦 ️. With alternative activities, as “reverse trick-or-treating,” online events, and virtual costume parties, Canadians can still enjoy the spooky fun of Halloween while helping to keep their community safe. … .
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