Reminder- Public Health Guidelines for Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween!

We are very fortunate in Nova Scotia to be able to celebrate Halloween this year but we must do so safely.

Please do not 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.

The following guidelines should be adhered to, to ensure we will be able to celebrate upcoming winter holidays, including: Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s.

  • 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;
  • Requirements for wearing masks in indoor public places must be followed;
  • 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; and
  • If you are handing out treats, use tongs or other utensils or place individual amounts on a table.

Our government has created the following posters for households to use to indicate whether they are participating in Halloween festivities this year.

If you do not have access to a printer, they are available at the Keshen Goodman Public Library for pick-up.

Remember to bring hand sanitizer and have fun!