LUTON MOSQUES REOPENING GUIDANCE

Written by on July 1, 2020

The Government has announced Mosques in England will be able to reopen from 4 July 2020.

Luton Mosques have issued guidance to their Musallees (people praying) to ensure the safety of all.

graphic titled "Praying at the mosque? Here's what you need to know". Tap icon with text - make ablution at home. Mask icon with text - always wear a face covering. Show icon with text - bring a bag for shoes. Prayer mat icon with text - bring your own prayer mat. People spread out icon with text - maintain social distancing. No entry icon with text - do not attend if you have covid-19 symptoms

Baitul Abraar Jami Masjid

Opening for Congregational Prayers ‪from Saturday 4th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • The Mosque will be open for Musallees 10 minutes before & close 10 minutes after the Jamaat times (view prayer times here)
  • You must wear a face mask when coming to the Mosque
  • Bringing your own prayer mats is optional
  • Make wudhu (ablution) BEFORE coming to the Mosque as wudhu and toilet facilities will not be accessible to anyone
  • Refrain from shaking hands and maintain social distancing in the Mosque
  • Very young children and anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from the Mosque
  • Due to social distancing measures, space is limited, therefore there will be a ‘first come, first in’ policy and the gate will be locked once capacity is reached

Bury Park Jame Masjid

Opening for Congregational Prayers ‪(including Jummah) from Sunday 5th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • Mosque will open 15 minutes before the Adhaan (call to prayer) and attendees should promptly leave after Fardh prayers (view prayer times here)
  • Follow the one-way system inside the Mosque
  • Entrance will be through side door via gates (expect to queue)
  • Exit will be through main doors via designated doors inside the Mosque
  • Temperature will be checked at entry gate
  • Use hand sanitiser on arrival (provided)
  • Wudhu must be made at home (no wash/toilet facilities open)
  • You must wear a face mask
  • You must bring your own prayer mat
  • You must bring a bag for your shoes which you will have with you at all times
  • Place your prayer mates on the markings inside the prayer hall
  • You must maintain social distancing at all times
  • Do not congregate outside the Mosque after prayers
  • No children under 12 years, elderly over 70 years or vulnerable persons should attend

Jalalabad Jame Masjid

Opening for Congregational Prayers from Saturday 4th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • Mosque will be open 10 minutes before the Adhaan (call to prayer) and close 10 minutes after the Jamaat (view prayer times here)
  • Complete restoration with a volunteer on arrival and undergo a screening process (expect queuing outside the Mosque)
  • Individuals over the age of 65 years and children under 12 years are not allowed entry. Additionally, no person with underlying health conditions are allowed inside the Mosque
  • You must perform wudhu (ablution) at home (wudhu and toilet facilities are closed)
  • You must bring your own prayer mat
  • You must bring your own shoe bag to keep your shoes with you for the duration of the prayer
  • You must follow a one-way system (you will enter via the main entrance and exit by the side entrance)
  • You must sanitise your hands before entering the Mosque (sanitisers provided)
  • There will be no access to the Qur’an cupboards
  • Maintain 2 meters social distancing inside and outside the Mosque (inducing when queuing)
  • Avoid handshaking, hugging or socialising (any gathering) within the boundary of the Mosque

Kokni Masjid

Opening for Congregational Prayers from Saturday 4th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • DO NOT enter the mosque if you have COVID-19 symptoms, underlying medical condition, have been asked to shield, or are over the age of 65 years
  • DO NOT bring young children to the Mosque
  • In the first phase we are only opening the main prayer hall, so, once we have reached the safe capacity which is 30 at the moment, the Mosque will be closed and we will not allow anyone in. We are asking sisters not to come to the Mosque for the moment
  • No one will be allowed to enter the Masjid once the Fardh prayer has started (view prayer times here)
  • The car park will be closed until the Government lifts all restrictions
  • Do your wudhu at home. There will be no wudu facilities at the mosque
  • Pray all your Sunnah prayers (before and after Fardh) at home
  • Your temperature will be checked on arrival
  • You must use hand sanitiser (provided)
  • You must wear a face covering when you come to the Mosque
  • Wear disposable gloves, if you can
  • You must bring your own prayer mat
  • You must bring a shoe bag to keep your shoes
  • Bring your own Qur’an (if you wish to read) and tasbeeh
  • You must keep a distance of 2 meters, as indicated
  • You must follow the advice/instructions of the volunteers/security wearing KCL vests
  • Enter the Mosque as indicated
  • Come to the Mosque no earlier than 15 minutes before prayer time
  • You must leave the mosque immediately after the Fardh prayer is complete
  • The Masjid will be closed for private prayer

Madinah Masjid

Opening for Congregational Prayers ‪(including Jummah) from Saturday 4th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • High health risk individuals (over 70 years old or under 14 years old) must not come to the Mosque
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms (fever, new and persistent cough or shortness of breath) or have underlying health problems must not come to the Mosque
  • You must wear a face mask when entering the Mosque
  • You must have your own prayer mat
  • You must have your own shoe bags – shoe racks in the Mosque are not available
  • You must use hand sanitizer when entering the Mosque
  • You will make a queue at the middle entrance for entering the Mosque and leave from the front and back entrances
  • The Mosque will be open 15 minutes before Jamaat times and you will offer Sunnah prayers at home (view prayer times here)
  • No wudhu or toilet facilities available in the Mosque
  • You must maintain social distancing all the time when in the Mosque
  • Please do not congregate outside the Mosque after prayers, keep social distancing
  • For Jummah prayers there will be an extra Jamaat at 2pm

Masjid Bilal

Opening for Congregational Prayers ‪(excluding Jummah) from Saturday 4th July.

Those attending are requested to follow these guidelines:

  • Arrive swiftly at the approximate time and leave immediately after the Fardh prayer (view prayer times here). Perform Sunnah prayers at home
  • The Mosque car park is closed
  • The Mosque wudhu and toilet facilities are closed
  • Body temperature check is required on entry
  • Please use the sanitisation station on arrival
  • Please maintain social distancing
  • Wear your face mask at all times
  • Bring your own prayer mat
  • Bring your own shoe bag
  • Follow the instructions and directions given to your designated space and wait there. Leave immediately after the prayer
  • The elderly, sick & children must stay at home

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