Safe (and spooky) Halloween tips

October 9, 2020

Halloween is a lot of people’s favourite holiday, and for good reason: costumes, candy, and celebration all around! This year is going to be a little different, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be as exciting. If you’re planning to participate in any activities this year, please keep the following safety tips in mind.


  • Don’t go out if feeling ill.
  • Choose costumes that allow a mask to be worn underneath.
  • Minimize contact with people outside your family or cohort.

Handing out candy

  • Find creative ways to maintain distance from trick-or-treaters.
  • Use tongs to hand out pre-packaged treats.
  • Put out a sign that asks visitors to knock or call out instead of ringing the doorbell.
  • Wear a non-medical mask that fully covers your nose and mouth

Halloween parties

  • The smaller the group, the better.
  • Whenever possible, get together outdoors instead of indoors.
  • Don’t share food or drink.

For more information and downloadable posters, visit the Government of Alberta’s website.