2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
For a second consecutive year, Halloween is the talk of the town. After Mother Nature who acted up last year, it's the turn of COVID-19 to spoil the plans of toddlers.
A very different Halloween party
Maybe you forgot, with everything that's happened since the pandemic began in March, but last year Halloween created quite a stir. Several municipalities have chosen to change the date of the candy collection due to weather forecasts. Lots of rain and strong gusts of wind were forecast for October 31. This decision had caused a lot of talk, in addition to making many unhappy. This year, Halloween will indeed take place on October 31st. But it will be a different party from what we know, like the last year where we had to adapt to just about everything!
The candy collection
Your kids' costumes are ready and the big day is here, here's what you need to know about Saturday's candy drive.
- You can't go door-to-door with your friends. Only members of the same family are allowed to travel together on the streets.
- You may not enter under any circumstancesin someone's house.
- You will have to limit yourself to houses in your neighborhood.
- Hand washing is recommended before departure and upon return home.
- Both children and adults must respect the distance of 2 meters at all times. People aged 10 and over should wear a face covering and refrain from singing or shouting in front of people they visit.
- Of course, people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or are in isolation should stay home!
Do you offer sweets?
The distribution of treats may be a challenge for which you will have to use your imagination! Be creative and use methods that will respect the sanitary measures in force. In its recommendations, the government asks people who give candy to stay 2 meters away from visitors. The traditional door-to-door not respecting the recommendations, several ideas have circulated on social networks. Some suggest using a hockey stick at the end of which you put the bag of candy, while others have made a pipe to let the treats slide in the evening. A self-service station, at the edge of the street, would also make it possible to follow the rules of distancing. On the other hand, children should leave their sweets aside for a day or two before consuming them, in order to prevent any contamination. Moreover, to reduce the risks, it is wiser to distribute bagsindividually wrapped, which will have been prepared in advance.
And you, what do you have in mind to offer candy in a safe way?