With the announcement that Halloween in Quebec is a (partial) go, all trick-or-treaters, from the children walking the streets to the people giving out candy, will need to remember a couple of rules.\nThough it might seem like our lives are nothing but rules and regulations these days, making space for these new ones might not prove too difficult as they're more like extensions of existing requirements.\nThough they will make this October 31 a holiday like no other — and it will definitely be a lot quieter than Halloweens in years past.\nHere are the rules the government has outlined.\nEditor's Choice: Don't Worry Anglophones, Even François Legault Sometimes Gets Confused By French Grammar\n\nWhat are the rules for children this Halloween?\nHalloween this year is really only for the kids, namely, those who want to go trick-or-treating. \nConsidering that trick-or-treating is primarily an outdoor activity, which, Premier Legault said Thursday, poses fewer risks than indoor activities, children will be able to walk around with members of their own household to collect candy.\nMaintaining a two-metre distance from other people will still be mandatory at all times.\nIn an Instagram post, the premier further instructed that Quebecers "limit trick-or-treating to the neighbourhood surrounding the participants' home" and "do not enter" other houses.\nTrick-or-treaters and the adults accompanying them need to also "wear a face cover, and avoid singing or shouting in front of other people."\n"Unfortunately," Legault made clear, "we won't be able to spend Halloween with our friends.\n"We have to celebrate it with the other people who live in the same household as us."\n\nWhat about adults?\nAdults who might have otherwise hosted celebrations with people outside of their household will have to give up those festivities this year, according to provincial guidelines.\n"I want to be very clear, for the adults, there will be no Halloween parties," the premier said.\n"In 2020, it's only for the children who go door to door."\n View this post on Instagram J’ai des enfants et l’Halloween, c’était tellement important pour eux quand ils étaient plus jeunes. Je sais à quel point ça rendrait tristes nos petits monstres s’ils ne pouvaient pas se costumer et aller récolter des bonbons. Mais j’ai une bonne nouvelle! On a eu des discussions avec la Santé publique et, étant donné que ça se passe essentiellement dehors, il va être possible de fêter l’Halloween, mais avec des consignes très importantes à suivre. 🎃1. Les enfants et leurs parents, pour les plus jeunes, vont devoir circuler seulement avec ceux qui habitent la même résidence. Je comprends que ce n’est pas l’fun de ne pas pouvoir être avec ses amis, mais c’est la première condition. 🎃2. Dans la mesure du possible les enfants devront récolter les bonbons placés à un endroit situé à deux mètres des occupants de la maison visitée. Mais attention, il n’est pas question de faire des partys d’Halloween. En 2020, l’Halloween est réservée aux enfants qui vont partir à la chasse aux bonbons dans leur quartier. Les enfants, préparez vos costumes! 👻 A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on Oct 15, 2020 at 2:18pm PDT\n\nThose handing out candy will also have to figure out a way to do so without coming within two metres of any costumed visitors.\nLegault recommended setting up a sort of candy station outside with individually-wrapped bags and sitting two-metres away to greet trick-or-treaters. \n"It's not ideal, but the kids will be able to dress up," he concluded.\n\nCould Halloween or trick-or-treating still be cancelled?\nWhile, at a provincial level, Legault and his colleagues in public health didn't mention anything about potentially further restricting Halloween or cancelling trick-or-treating at a later date, at least one municipality has already acted to do so.\nAt a municipal council meeting on October 5, the mayor of Rouyn-Noranda announced that the city would not to let anyone go trick-or-treating due to the public health risk.\nInstead, the city will promote a number of socially-distant activities, like a citywide decoration contest.\nThough the provincial government is allowing trick-or-treating to happen, it's possible for municipalities to take additional action.\nIn a statement, the City of Montreal told MTL Blog that "children will be able to go trick-or-treating, in Montreal as elsewhere in Quebec, in compliance with the health rules issued by public health."