Holidays and Celebrations Guidance

This guideline applies to personal and organized events related to upcoming holidays, religious festivals, and celebrations that typically feature gatherings of family and friends, and visits to neighbours and other households.

Holiday Gatherings

Personal Gatherings

  • Personal gatherings must take place at a person’s home or in a public outdoor area (e.g. a park or trail).
  • Personal gatherings of family and friends are permitted up to a maximum of 20 people.
  • Personal gatherings do not require an operational plan.
  • Proof-of-vaccination is not required for personal gatherings.  Find out more at PEI Vax Pass Program.

Organized Gatherings

  • Proof-of-vaccination is required for most organized gatherings.  All operators of organized gatherings must determine if proof-of-vaccination is required under the PEI Vax Pass Program.  
  • Organized gatherings must follow the Public Health Measures Guidance.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating: October 31

  • Door-to-door trick-or-treating may take place with precautions in place.
  • Children should visit people they know at households in their neighbourhood and/or apartment building.
  • No contact treat pick-up options are recommended, such as treats placed on a table or other surface that can be easily cleaned and disinfected.
  • Communal treat bowls should not be provided.
  • Treat pick-up options should be outdoors where possible.
  • If handing out treats make sure you wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and wear a non-medical mask if you may be within 2m/6ft of a trick-or-treater.
  • Do not hand out treats or go trick-or-treating if you are self-isolating.
  • Do not hand out treats or go trick-or-treating if you are unwell.
  • Please be respectful of households who may not wish to participate this year.  If the lights are off, skip that household.
  • If the doorstep of a household is crowded, move on or wait until the group leaves.
Published date: 
October 12, 2021
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca