Public Health Guidelines for Halloween

Government is reminding Nova Scotians of current public health guidelines and providing specific advice around Halloween as the holiday approaches.

Please follow public health guidelines to allow our community to celebrate Halloween safely while keeping our COVID-19 case numbers low:

– People can continue to gather in close social groups of up to 10 people without social distancing;

– The gathering limit for indoor events at a home is 10 people;

– The gathering limit for community events is 50 people for both outdoor and indoor events;

– If attending an event held by a recognized business, 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity up to 200 people maximum is permitted indoors, or 250 outdoors.

–  Do not replace a non-medical mask with a Halloween costume mask. If you wish to wear a Halloween costume mask, wear a non-medical mask underneath; and

– Requirements for wearing masks in indoor public places must be followed.

Please did no go trick-or-treating if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.

Remember to trick-or-treat with people you live with or those in your close social group, with no more than 10 people and to maintain physical distancing.

Do not take treats in situations where everyone must reach into a single container.

Wash your hands as soon as you return home and before and after handing and eating your treats.

If you are handing out treats, use tongs or other utensils or place individual amounts on a table.

Remember to bring hand sanitizer and have fun!