Are you going to have to cancel your big Halloween bash this year? And what recommendations are health officials giving when it comes to trick-or-treating?

Manitobans looking for public health guidance regarding Halloween festivities will have to wait a bit longer for some definitive advice from Dr. Brent Roussin.

Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer says a special advisory committee is working on a document to help inform Canadians on the safest way to enjoy Halloween during the pandemic.

Dr. Brent Roussin says that document is nearing completion, and will likely be where we get our guiding principles.

“We need to prepare that it’s not going to look the same as other years. There are numerous points of contact when trick-or-treating. They are brief interactions, but when you add it all together, it could have a significant impact.”

Roussin says that public health guidance is expected in the coming weeks, to help Manitobans make an informed decision regarding their Halloween plans.

“It’s certainly going to look different than it normally does. We have to limit the amount of contacts,” said Roussin.

October 31st falls on a Saturday this year.