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How to celebrate Eid in a safe way

Happy Eid al-Adha to all our Muslim patients and staff. We wish you, your family, and friends a happy and safe holiday.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that extra measures should be taken to celebrate Eid safely this year. Below is some guidance which will help your families, friends and communities keep safe during this time.

Groups of up to two households - which is defined as those people we live with - can meet in a home, or in groups of six people outdoors, meaning that get-togethers to celebrate can still be arranged. However, if you are in the North of England then there are additional restrictions in place - please check Gov.uk for the latest advice. To stay as safe as possible, everyone should observe strict hand hygiene and social distancing, even in other people’s homes. An even safer option is to use video calling to connect and celebrate virtually.

If you decide to visit one of the many Mosques which have opened for prayer and communal worship, ensure you follow the guidance that has been put into place, for example using booking systems, signing in with NHS Test & Trace, adhering to changes to access routes or staggered entries and wearing a face covering.

Eid will be different this year but it will be really important to follow the guidance so that we can all get back to the things we love as quickly as possible and so that we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Eid Mubarak!

Coronavirus advice

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), isolate immediately and book a free coronavirus test by calling 119 or via nhs.uk/coronavirus.

If you test positive for coronavirus, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to share information about your recent interactions which will help to control the virus and protect your friends and family.

Find further information on the latest coronavirus guidance at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus