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MOSQUE CLOSURE AND COVID-19 RESPONSE
FRIDAY 03 APRIL 2020
To protect the public from the risk of coronavirus infection, the Trustees regretfully announce that the Mosque is now closed as of Tuesday 17 March until further notice, in keeping with the Islamic principle that ‘there must be no harm and no mutual harm’.
For those who have passed away from causes not related to COVID-19, Janaza (funeral) prayers will be possible in the rear portico area in small numbers – with no more than 10 people present. All attendees must wear gloves and water-resistant surgical masks, please see our Janaza Guidelines for further information.
HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO!
- The Contact Head Imam 07828-783600
- Register The Death 0300 200 1002
- Obtain The Green Form The Hospital
- Contact The Undertaker 07852-268014.
- Contact The Redhill Cemetery 01737 276824.
- Relatives of coronavirus victims ‘should not attend the funeral.
- Undertakers’ group issues guidelines urging delay of services and restrictions on contact.
- Funeral instructions should be given to undertakers/Imam by bereaved families “over the phone only”.Relatives of the deceased should not be permitted to attend the Mosque or Cemetery.
- The deceased “should always be removed from the place of death in a body bag which is not reopened” and “removal vehicles should be hygienically cleaned after the removal of remains and all gloves and other disposable equipment should be disposed of safely”.
- Public gatherings “such as a Mosque service, gatherings at the funeral should not be attended if anyone feels ill,
- With symptoms like flu or a fever. In particular, older members of our congregation whose health is weak should not attend the funeral.
- These protocols are to ensure that infection does not spread from the deceased or from their close family and friends who may be infected from contact with the deceased or each other.
- No funeral will be performed if the death has been caused by a Coronavirus.
- Coronavirous Victims’ Bodies cannot be transported overseas countries.
Following instructions from the government, we are now unable to accommodate weddings. However, we can conduct Shahada ceremonies remotely, please contact us to confirm arrangements.
Soon we will be offering daily online Qur’an lesson to our all-out students. The Mosque is currently working closely with the local community. We will be launching a Community Support page to provide help while we are closed.
We want to connect people willing to help with those who need it the most. This new web page will provide useful information about those who are currently offering assistance to the community during this period.
If you would like to volunteer for the Mosque for this specific cause, please get in touch with us via our contact form.
May Allah strengthen our congregation and our Borough neighbours in these difficult times.