The current NHS advice is that as individuals, we should follow good hygiene practices, including:
- covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately
- wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school.
Our community centre is already following best hygiene practices, but during this COVID-19 outbreak it is especially important to us that:
- Wudu (ablution) areas have sufficient soap and paper towels to ensure visitors are able to comply with hygiene advice.
- carpeted prayer halls are cleaned more regularly than normal and keeping the building/rooms well ventilated at all times
- Displaying posters produced by public health bodies regarding hygiene and hand washing
Pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at madrasa
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food
- before leaving madrasa
At your Mosque and community centre:
- Try to leave as soon as you finish your prayers
- Pray your Sunnah at home
- Reduce shaking hands and say Salaam by month only
- If you are over 65 years old and sick pray at home