Halloween safety tips from the P.E.I. Chief Public Health Office

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Halloween is on for Prince Edward Island, but Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has these tips for safe trick-or-treating during the pandemic.

For trick-or-treaters

  • Only visit homes in your neighbourhood or apartment building.

  • Visit people you know.

  • Maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

  • Do not crowd around doors. Stand back and wait your turn.

For handing out treats

  • No contact pickup is recommended. Lay out the treats on a table or other easily disinfected surface where children can pick up their own.

  • Do not place treats in a communal bowl for children to pick through.

  • If you are handing out treats: wash your hands, don't touch your face, wear a mask.

  • Only one person should be handing out treats.

  • Do not hand out treats if you are not feeling well.

Morrison wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween.

Here are some more safety tips from CBC's The Dose.

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