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8 Step Guide to Mosque Re-opening

Following the announcement of further lockdown restriction easing in England from 19 July 2021, it is important that we come out of the lockdown in a way that finds a balance between safety and a return to worshipping as normal.

With input from health care professionals, scholars, mosque committees and Muslim community members, the MCB has produced updated 8-step guidance for mosques in England to safely come out of lockdown.

Download the guidance here (PDF)


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This advice should always be reviewed and implemented only according to your own local context and with input from local medical experts and scholars. Ultimately the management personnel of each mosque is responsible for ensuring a safe and legally compliant place of worship and will decide their own rules according to what they deem is most appropriate at a particular time.

Separate guidance will be released for the devolved nations.

For further COVID19 guidance for mosques and Muslim communities in the UK, visit To get involved, email [email protected].

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