UAE updates Covid safety rules at mosques. Imams and cleaners must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and take PCR tests every 14 days.
12 November 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
The National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have updated Covid safety protocols for congregational prayers at mosques. Women’s prayer halls will reopen, and so will ablution areas and washrooms.
Awareness pamphlets on Covid safety rules in Arabic, English and Urdu must be put up at mosques.
Mosques across the country reopened with Covid safety protocols in July last year, however, women’s prayer halls remained shut. Authorities in Sharjah had reopened them last week.
Worshippers must maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres in ablution and washroom areas. They must be cleaned and sterilised before each prayer.
Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesperson for NCEMA said, “We would like to point out that mosques will be closed immediately after each prayer.”