VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has released some guidance on holding Halloween festivities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC advises that you should:

Back in early September, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Halloween could still happen if it is done in a safe manner.

When it comes to trick-or-treating, not only should you stick to small groups, the CDC also suggests that you should remain in local neighborhoods, instead of traveling to other areas for candy.

As for hygiene and sanitation, trick-or-treaters should wash their hands before and after going out for the night, and treats being handed out should be pre-packaged.

Further guidelines can be found on the B.C. CDC website.