Croydon ICT Announcement
Asalamualaykum Wa Rahmatullaah Wa Barakatahu
Dear Brothers and Sisters
You will have heard the change in the govt rating today to the delay phase of the COVID virus. More than 29,000 people have been tested in the UK, 590 people have been infected, 10 people have died, more than 20 are on intensive care units. This is likely to get significantly worse over the next 2-4 weeks based on the experience of other European countries.The official health guidance is now: Anyone with a new persistent cough and/or fever should self-isolate for 7 days; do not call 111 or contact other healthcare providers.
If symptoms deteriorate and you feel you need medical care, you should contact NHS 111.
Testing will only be done for those in hospitals with severe symptoms as the virus becomes more prevalent.From the masjid point of view we would advice the following in addition to the previous message from The Senior Scholars Council from Saudia Arabia:
- All elderly (We would classify this over 60 years of age) or those with chronic health conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) should stay away from the masjid and pray their 5 daily prayers at home. In addition they should not attend jummah prayer and pray 4 rakaat dhur at home. This is for your own safety and welfare.
- If you have a symptom of fever and/ or a new cough you should NOT attend the masjid or jummah prayer. There is a risk you could infect others.
- Make wudu at home before coming to the masjid. Wash your hands regularly (20secs minimum) and especially prior to eating or after contact with others.
- Avoid shaking hands or close physical contact with others.
- After each fard prayer at the masjid please disperse quickly and pray Sunnah prayers at home.6 Try and bring your own musalla to the masjid and jummah – this avoids contact with surfaces.7 Jummah prayer will be reviewed weekly and expert advice followed. Currently there is no impact except precaution for the risk groups above.
Croydon ICT Trustees