SOUTHAMPTON MEDINA MOSQUE TRUST LTD. OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING MOSQUE COVID POLICY FROM MONDAY 19TH JULY 2021.
From Monday the 19th July, the government will be moving to stage 4 of the road map and lift the current Covid restrictions that have been in place. This means that from this date there will be an end to the requirement to social distance and the wearing of face coverings. Although most legal restrictions will be lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK. COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.
As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk-free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.
From the 19th of July onwards, the Mosque will have:
- No Social distancing during prayers, we will be returning to standing shoulder to shoulder during congregational prayers.
- No requirement to bring a prayer mat for prayers. However, if you feel that you still want to use your own prayer mat, you will be free to do so.
- Shoe racks will be available for use too.
- Toilets and Washrooms will be open at the Mosque, however, it must be stressed that to keep all users of the Mosque safe and limit any risk of virus spread, we encourage people to use their own judgement in using these facilities and where possible, to make your ablutions (Wudu) at home.
However, after careful consideration, and to keep all users of the Mosque safe, especially our users who have underlying health issues, we have decided that from 19th July the wearing of face coverings at the Mosque is strongly advised. We urge all users of the Mosque to continue to wear face coverings during the congregational prayer, and in any large gatherings in the Mosque where space is limited. Whilst this is not a legal requirement, we ask you to consider the fact that infection rates are on the rise and that some of our Mosque users are people who are in the vulnerable health category.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala reward you all for your efforts in trying to prevent this virus spreading and keep us all in his divine protection. JazakAllah Khayr, The Board of Trustees, Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd.
Medina Mosque with the support of Muslim Council of Southampton will have covid vaccinations available on Friday 26th March after jumma prayers. If you wish to have your first vaccination. Please provide the following details so we can plan:
Full name: M/F
Address including post code:
Registration is vital so that the correct number of vaccine vials can be brought in. This information is required by Monday 22nd.
Please provide this information to the Imams at the mosque.
Imam Muhammad Akhtar Ali – 07429379676
Imam Muhammad Ali Tanveer – 07511503983
We pray that this message reaches you in good health.
Due to the Government restrictions introduced in England, Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd are required to suspend all congregational prayers at the Mosque with immediate effect.
The Mosque will remain open for individual prayers, you will need to wear facemasks, bring your own prayer mat, a bag for footwear and adhere to social distancing rules that are currently in place. Please note that wudu facilities will remain closed. During this Lock down, we humbly request all elderly and people with underlying health conditions to offer their prayers at home.
The Mosque will be open for 30 MINUTES ONLY for individual prayers during the following times.
FAJAR 6:00 TO 6.30AM
ZOHAR 1:00 TO 1:30PM
ASAR 3:00 TO 3:30PM
MAGHRIB – (5 minutes before Maghrib daily time and 25 minutes after)
ESHA – 7:00 TO 7:30PM
THE MOSQUE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER ON FRIDAY AT THE TIME OF JUMMAH. PLEASE OFFER YOUR ZOHAR PRAYERS AT HOME.
OUR IMAMS WILL BE DELIVERING THE JUMMAH TALK ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOU TO WATCH IN YOUR HOMES.
We will be contacting parents of children in the Madrassa separately.
Further information will be released on how you can continue to keep in touch through social media and live streaming.
Please note that we are continually monitoring Local and National advice and will advise you all if anything changes.
A restaurant in Botley has donated hand sanitisers to places of worship in Southampton.
Purbani Botley, a small Indian restaurant, in partnership with Global Supplies Protection, an international supplier of PPE, has donated these hand sanitiser stations to four local places of worship in and around Southampton and Botley.
These two businesses wanted to help the local community by giving something that would last a long time and benefit a lot of people.
With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, hand sanitisers are in high demand, and by placing these stations in these busy locations, they hope to raise awareness about the virus and the importance of hygiene in these difficult times.
Read more at www.dailyecho.co.uk
Official Announcement by Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd.
Asalaamualaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
In light of the recent announcement from the government regarding the wearing of face masks in places of worship from the 8th August.
We would kindly request all attendees of the Mosque to wear a face mask upon entering, as you will be *refused* entry if you do not have one with you.
This is now enforceable in law from the 8th August onwards and so the Mosque will not have any discretion on the matter.
As a reminder,
Please come to the Mosque with Wudhu,
Wear a face mask
Bring your own Prayer mat
Bring a bag for your shoes.
In Sha Allah this coming Jummuah we will remember those heroes who sacrificed their lives for us. Namely, The heroes of our great National Health Service.
A PowerPoint presentation with the names of 30 Muslim and non-Muslim Doctors who passed away from Covid-19 whilst serving the NHS will be shown to the Congregation.
The lecture will start at 12:30 pm sharp. Please attend and invite others.