With mosques in the UAE all set to resume Friday prayers at 30 per cent capacity from December 4, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has issued a set of guidelines for worshippers for follow.
Here are the safety guidelines you must follow to keep yourself and the community safe from the spread of Covid-19:
> Masks, prayer mats must: You must wear a face mask at all times. You should also bring your own prayer mat.
> Perform ablution at home: The mosque's washrooms and ablution facilities will remain closed.
> No shaking hands or hugs allowed.
> These residents must not go to the mosque: The elderly, children and those with chronic diseases
> Social distancing: The mosques will take in 30 per cent of its capacity. Its shaded areas can accommodate worshippers, too. But worshippers must ensure an adequate social distance from one another.
> Take your own Quran copy: Worshippers should take their own personal copies of the Holy Quran or read it from phones or tabs.
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