At Wednesday’s press conference, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health administrator, said it was important to organize celebrations like Halloween during stressful times like a global pandemic. But a few small adjustments may be needed to keep things safe.
“Absolutely, I think we can have Halloween this year, it’s just going to be different, as everything looks different during the pandemic,” she said.
“We’re working on some advice that we’ll post on this, but I really think we need to think of small groups outside, without someone coming to your house, but maybe your neighborhood is doing things out. at the end of the aisle, having pre-packaged treats for the kids, so they don’t dig into things.
Dr Henry said that despite the start of September, she had answered questions about the possibility of Halloween from young and old in recent weeks.
“There are many ways we can still celebrate and I think it’s important that we still celebrate during these times,” she said.
But with nightclubs closing this week, no alcohol service in bars after 10 p.m. and heavy fines for large private parties, older children may find it difficult to celebrate Halloween in their usual ways.