Reopening of ICCI for 5 Daily Prayers
The ICCI administration is pleased to announce that on Monday, June 29th, which sees the commencement of Phase 3 of Ireland's roadmap to lifting the public health restrictions, we will be reopening the prayer hall for the 5 daily prayers. This reopening for prayers will be a phased reopening, due to the restrictions on numbers allowed inside the mosque. Therefore, Friday Prayer (i.e. Jummah prayer) will not be taking place just yet. We will make a further announcement as to when Friday Prayer will be re-established.
Please take note of the following measures below that the ICCI administration has put together following health and safety advice and consultation:
- The mosque will reopen for the 5 daily prayers at a limited capacity to ensure we are adhering to government regulations and the 2 metres social distance rule.
- Children below 12 years of age should not be brought to the mosque for prayer at this time.
- At the mosque entrances for the men and women, security will be carrying out temperature checks before allowing admittance into the prayer hall. This is to ensure that attendees are not at a risk of infecting those around them.
- Attendees must sanitize their hands upon entry.
- Wudu/toilet facilities will be closed - please make sure to make wudu before attending the mosque for prayer.
- The doors of the mosque will be open 15 minutes before Adhan of each prayer and closed immediately after Salah. Worshippers need to leave immediately after prayer and socialising inside the mosque must not take place.
- Worshippers attending the mosque for prayer must wear a mask and bring their own prayer mat. Disposable masks will be on sale for those who do not come with one. Reusable prayer mat will also be available for sale at a discounted rate by late next week for those who didn't bring their prayer mat.
- A designated area will be provided for those over the age of 65 years old.
As we are all aware and have seen over the past number of weeks, the government and public health guidelines on how we should be interacting and socialising with one another are changing and improving on a weekly basis. We ask that the above points are respectfully followed and implemented by those who are coming to pray in the mosque, as they are there for the health and safety of all. The success of these health and safety measures and people's complying with them, will InshaAllah, help prevent COVID-19 from taking hold again, and allow for further restrictions to be lifted. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to the ICCI, and pray that you all stay safe and healthy during the coming weeks and months as the country reopens.