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MCB welcomes permitting of communal worship in England

In response to the passing of legislation today ending the current national lockdown in England, Harun Khan, MCB Secretary General, said, “Mosques and places of worship are sources of solace for many Britons at a time when the mental health and wellbeing of the nation are critical in the fight against the virus. We join other faith communities in welcoming their permitting to re-open in England from 2nd December for COVID19-secure communal worship and we also urge the application of ‘individual prayer’ to be reviewed should restrictions need to be tightened again in future. ”

He continued, “We must all be mindful that over 10,000 positive cases of COVID19 are still being reported every day and the risks to life are still high. From the home, to our workplaces, schools, places of worship, shops and other venues, we must all redouble efforts to minimise the spread of the virus as we enter the winter months.”

The MCB’s 9-step guidance for safe re-opening of mosques across all three tiers continues to support mosque leaders and volunteers to ensure their venues stay COVID19 secure. Download the 9-step guide at:

Latest MCB COVID19 guidance for Muslim communities is at:

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