Staying alert for Eid Al-Adha this month will help to protect friends and family from coronavirus( COVID-1 9 ). The great effort communities across the country made to adapt ritual practise and control the virus during Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr , now continues to, so that people can celebrate safely while thwarting the spread of infection.

A massive number of sacrifices ought to have formed in recent months, as communities have had to adapt how they celebrate different festivals and other important occasions. It is vital this work is not undone and that we continue to remain adaptable in order to control the virus. The most important activities you can take are to maintain social distancing during festivities and practise frequent hand washing, for 20 seconds.

The festival of Eid Al-Adha starts on Thursday 30 th July and aims on Monday 3rd August. As with other religious festivals during COVID-1 9, it is essential to adapt traditional rehearses for people to protect themselves, their friends and homes. The Government’s stay alert and safe( social distancing ) conventions applies to all UK citizens.

Mosques have recently been reopened for prayer and assistance, but in a COVID-Secure way and to ensure social distancing. This symbolizes most Mosques are not able to welcome as numerous worshippers as before. You should speak to your local Mosque to find out what organisations have been put in place.

There are also recommendations everyone needs to follow when outside the Mosque to ensure they stay safe for Eid. These include not gathering in sizable groups in people’s homes. Whilst you can gather outdoors in groups of no more than 30, these amass will be organised by neighbourhood Mosques in partnership with local councils, in compliance with COVID-1 9 Secure guidance.

These limiteds are in place to keep all our families, friends and communities safe during this time, and we recognise that this may originate Eid-Al-Adha feel different. Faith chairmen continue to use digital tools to draw worshippers together for prayers and lectures and we would encourage you to take advantage of these services to mark Eid-Al-Adha safely.

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Please do continue to keep your distance from those people you don’t live with and dry your hands for at least 20 seconds more often throughout the day. In enclosed public gaps make sure to wear a face mask and stay alert to your adjacents. Please have a happy and sanctified Eid.

Maintain social distancing

Maintaining social distancing is vital for multigenerational householdswith elderly parents and grandparents, who may also have underlying health publishes. Touring families and friends homes over Eid will increase the risk of spreading COVID-1 9, especially to those who may be most vulnerable, at a time when the virus is still widely circulating.

We are learning more about the impacts of COVID-1 9 all the time. Social distancing may be especially important for people of black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as evidence proposes a disproportionate effect of COVID-1 9 on different ethnic groups.

Mosques have had to adapt, and it meaning that fewer people than ordinary are able to attend. Where practicable it would be advisable to organise Eid petitions outdoors in an appropriately spaced and COVID-secure aims. You had the opportunity to celebrate with families and friends exploiting digital technology such as Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime, Viber and other technological means.

Protect yourself and others

In addition to performing wudu at home before devotions and bringing your own prayer mat to the mosque or Eid petitions venue, health hygiene should also be maintained through handwashing for at least 20 seconds, expending soap and irrigate or a hand sanitiser, when you enter your home, punch your snout, sneeze or cough and ingest or manage menu, to help protect yourself and others. People preparing food for others, shouldn’t do so if they have any indications of COVID-1 9 or any other flu-like illness, even if the symptoms are mild.

Remember, if you have manifestations that may be caused by COVID-1 9, and do not require hospital treatment, or if you live in a household with someone who demonstrates indications that may be caused by COVID-1 9, you must remain at home until you are well. Read more about the availability of testing if you are symptomatic and about self isolation and household isolation .

Please Read the remaining notify and safe social distancing advice for the full details on the reasons you can leave your house and who you can meet up with.

When you do need to go out, you should follow the guidelines on staying safe outside your dwelling. Most importantly, this includes the key admonition that you should stay two metres apart from anyone outside of your household. Face encompass play an important role and can help us protect each other, reducing the spread of the disease if “youre in” an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible, where you will meet people you do not normally congregate. This is most relevant for short periods indoors in crowded orbits, for example on public transport or in shops.

The most important thing we can all do in fighting COVID-1 9 is to stay alert. We must control the spread of the virus to protect the NHS and save lives.

To all those celebrating please stay safe and Eid Mubarak

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