Hinshaw says trick-or-treating is safe with COVID-19 precautions as Alberta releases Halloween guidelines

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She suggested people could try making a slide.

“Please use pre-packaged candy, not homemade,” Hinshaw said. “As always, the safest way to ensure we have a safe Thanksgiving, Halloween and school year is to limit community transmission. We are all in this together. if we all do our part and stay vigilant we can keep each other safe and limit the need for any future restrictions that could impact other elements of our health.”

To help provide Albertans with more information, the province also launched a Halloween guide webpage. The guide provides suggestions for trick-or-treating, handing out candy and hosting parties while limiting the spread of COVID-19. Some of the tips include using a tong to hand out candy, asking trick-or-treaters to knock or call out instead of ringing the doorbell, setting up a table for candy on a lawn or driveway and hosting parties outside, weather permitting.

Anyone feeling ill or isolating is asked to not participate in any activities.

Other parts of the country have taken different approaches to Halloween.

On Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he would prefer parents don’t take their children out this year following a rise of cases in that province. Saskatchewan released guidelines similar to Alberta’s last week, while Manitoba and British Columbia are expected to unveil theirs within the next couple of days.

— With files from the Canadian Press



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