20 mosques will allow up to 100 attendees per zone for Friday prayers from Nov 26

Some mosques are already accommodating more than 50 people for daily prayers.

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Published: 23 November 2021, 11:49 AM

Starting Nov 26, 20 mosques will allow up to 100 congregants per zone for Friday prayers. 

Since the weekly number of patients with COVID-19 has been steadily decreasing, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) is working with mosques to accommodate more people per zone for prayers. 

Some mosques already have more than 50 people for daily prayers. 

With a larger number of people, those attending prayers at mosques are reminded to practice the Safe Management Measures (SMM). The mosques will also ensure that places are regularly cleaned and sanitised.

The TraceTogether application will be used for contact tracing.

Deputy Mufti Dr Mohammad Hannan Hassan from MUIS said: “Nevertheless, we are grateful that there has been progress in how we conduct our religious obligation in our mosques.

“The cooperation by our Jemaah in adapting the many changes and SMM at our mosques has been exceptional, and much appreciated.”

MUIS and mosques will continue to monitor their new arrangements as they seek the support and understanding of the Muslim community. 

Bookings for this week’s Friday prayers as well as on Dec 3 are already open here

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