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Eid al-Adha guidance for our Muslim communities

Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on 31 July (dependent on moon sightings) and is traditionally a time for congregational prayers and coming together with family and friends. But with coronavirus (COVID-19) still a threat to our communities, this year will be a little different.

Places of worship have now reopened for services and gatherings of more than 30 people are allowed in mosques that are strictly compliant with the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidance.

Mosques will have carried out a risk assessment to determine the number of people that can take part in a service and worshippers attending a service should stick to social distancing guidelines and follow any rules that have been set out.

When meeting with family and friends it’s important to remember to socially distance and only gather indoors with members of up to two households or outdoors in groups of up to six people if you’re from different households.

The Muslim Council of Britain has worked with the British Islamic Medical Association to produce advice on how you can celebrate Eid al-Adha safely and in accordance with public health guidance in England. You can download a copy on their website.