With the announcement of additional restrictions in England on 9 December, especially in the light of the uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron variant, the Muslim Council of Britain’s guidance for mosques has been updated as follows:
1) Face coverings/masks are mandatory from Friday 10 December. Please remind your communities e.g. through announcements, posters (see example below) etc.
2) NHS Covid Pass From the latest information available, this does not apply to communal worship at places of worship like mosques.
3) Ventilation This virus is airborne so good ventilation across your mosque rooms/halls is vital.
4) Testing If symptomatic, please stay at home and get PCR tested rather than lateral flow.
Further details and latest COVID19 guidance for Muslim communities and mosques is always at www.mcb.org.uk/coronavirus.