Eid Al Fitr 2022: Abu Dhabi announces Covid-19 safety protocols for prayers, gatherings

Certain categories of people are advised to avoid attending public Eid prayers

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Published: Sat 30 Apr 2022, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Sat 30 Apr 2022, 10:57 PM

The government of Abu Dhabi announced updated Covid-19 safety protocols for Eid Al Fitr.

The Abu Dhabi Media Office announced the revised safety measures through a tweet on April 30. Worshippers have been advised to wear face masks and maintain social distancing norms while attending early morning Eid Al Fitr prayers.

Precautionary measures for Eid prayer

The following categories of people are advised to avoid attending public Eid prayers:

  • Seniors over 60
  • Those with chronic diseases or respiratory ailments (or showing symptoms of the latter)
  • Children under 12
  • Individuals in contact with Covid-19 patients

Precautionary measures for mosque attendees

  • Perform ablution at home
  • Sanitise hands before and after prayers
  • Keep physical distance of at least 1m
  • Wear face masks
  • Bring personal prayer mats

Precautionary measures for social activities

  • Avoid gathering and shaking hands after Eid prayers
  • Limit large gatherings and celebrate with family members and close relatives
  • Avoid gifting cash and send money digitally instead
  • Elderly and patients with chronic diseases advised to limit outings where possible
  • Wear masks and keep physical distance of at least 1m, especially from the elderly or those with chronic diseases


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