New Lockdown for England Starting Thursday 5th November
A new four-week lockdown across England to try to keep the coronavirus under control have been announced by the Prime Minister this week.
The new lockdown rules do not allow for congregational prayers to take place at places of worship. Individual prayers will be allowed to continue , however, this concept is not compatible with Mosque’s which are mostly based on congregational prayers.
We have taken the difficult decision to suspend all prayers and activities from Thursday 5th November 2020.
This means that congregational prayer within the Mosque will be temporarily suspended following Isha on Wednesday 4th November 2020.
This is a decision that was not taken lightly and has been done to prevent the further spread of the virus in our mosques and the UK at large, with the foremost being the protection of the elderly and vulnerable amongst our communities. We look to reopen the Mosque for prayers in line with the Government decision which is currently set at Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
We ask everyone to pray salah at home. Our Mosque will do its best to be available on telephone and online to provide guidance and answer questions during this period..
We urge our community to heed governmental advice regarding social interactions and precautions to help reduce and contain the spread of the virus. This is an ethical and Islamic duty upon each and every one.