Children will be able to collect candy in Halloween!

On Quebec Premier François Legault announced yesterday that door-to-door candy collection will be authorized for Halloween on October 31, provided certain conditions are met.
The Town of Sutton therefore informs families of the instructions to be followed on its territory:

  • Children can only go around with members of their family who live in the same household, not with a group of friends;
  • Each family must respect a distance of at least two metres from any other person not in their family bubble;
  • As much as possible children should come no closer than two metres from the person distributing the candy and under no circumstances should they enter any homes;
  • The collection circuit should be limited to the neighbourhood surrounding the child’s home;
  • Everyone must respect the directives in place regarding wearing of a mask and avoid singing or shouting in front of the people distributing candy;
  • Halloween parties or gatherings are prohibited this year;
  • Hand-washing is recommended when leaving home and after returning from the candy collection;
  • It is recommended to put all collected candy in quarantine for 24 hours;
  • In the village core, the municipality asks everyone to respect the 2 metres social distance; the bollards put in place during the pandemic are there to protect pedestrians and give them space to move safely—they will be removed the day after Halloween.

For the pleasure of monsters, small and large, starting at 4p.m. candy will be distributed in front of the Town Hall, the fire station and the Tourist office; corridors will be put in place to channel the rush of people and ensure physical distancing.

Communiqué from the Government of Quebec of October 15, 2020 concerning Halloween (in French only):