Huron Perth Public Health suggesting parents look at alternative Halloween activities

Huron Perth Public Health Officials suggesting families might want to find alternative ways to celebrate Halloween.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Miriam Klassen said a lot can change in six weeks, so families might want to look at alternative celebrations.

“Where you can take into account physical distancing and perhaps have smaller groups, online celebrations, small celebrations or movie nights within your social bubble of ten, or dressing up in your home and yard,” she suggested.

Klassen added the Provincial Public Health Measures Table is looking at festive activities like Halloween to figure out what can be done safely.

“In the meantime we can all start thinking about how to take the enjoyable parts of the activity for our kids and be able to participate in a way that remains safe,” she explained.

Dr. Klassen conceded that children are back in school, but pointed out there are a lot of safety measure in the classroom, while trick or treating poses new risks.

“Where we don’t have the chance that kids are getting too close with each other, or with other people in their homes, all touching the same candy, or handing it out,” she explained.