UAE Updates Protocol for Prayers in Mosques

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 10 November 2021
UAE Updates Protocol for Prayers in Mosques

UAE's National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), announced the updated protocol for prayers in mosques and prayer areas.

The updated protocol includes opening prayer areas on external roads, places of ablution and women’s prayer areas.

Workers in mosques and prayer areas must print guideline flyers about the precautionary measures in Arabic, English and Urdu, he noted.

The protocol also includes opening ablution areas but stipulates that a closed ablution tub must be in place between two open tubs, and toilet paper must be provided, while direct contact between ablution areas and mosques must be prevented.

"The protocol also stipulates the necessity of cleaning and sanitising toilets and ablution areas before every prayer, along with respecting a 1.5-metre physical distancing between worshippers," Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, Official Spokesman said.

Mosques will be closed after prayers and no one will be allowed to stay inside, and full adherence to previously announced precautionary measures must be maintained.

Regarding the use of toilets and restrooms, the administrations of mosques must have cleaning staff available at all times, sanitisers should be available at the exits of ablution areas and everyone should sanitise their hands after ablution.

Instructions will be provided on the easiest and correct methods of ablution, he further said and added that cleaning staff are required to clean and sanitise areas of ablution and toilets after the end of ablution.

He affirmed that the Imams and cleaning staff of mosques should be vaccinated, undergo a PCR test every 14 days, be registered on the Al Hosn application, disclose any symptoms and avoid being present in mosques if they have such symptoms.

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