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Posted On: 6 January 2022 12:50 pm
Updated On: 8 January 2022 03:29 pm

[UPDATED] Awqaf announces COVID-19 precautionary measures for visiting mosques in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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[UPDATE 9:30 pm] Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has released a further statement that worshippers with Green Ehteraz, vaccinated and non-vaccinated can enter mosques. Children under the age of 12 are still not allowed.


In a Tweet, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has released a statement regarding precautionary measures in state mosques.

The measures come into effect from 8 January 2022 and are as follows:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 1/2 meter during the obligatory and Friday prayers (or a distance of 1 prayer mat).
  • Maintain a distance of (1) meter for each worshiper during the Friday sermon.
  • Opening toilets and ablutions in previously specified mosques.
  • Not allowing entry to others who are not vaccinated, including children under 12 years old.

The Ministry calls upon the mosque-goers to adhere to and abide by the regulations.

The precautionary measures, in order to ensure the safety of worshipers and community members, are:

  • To show a EHTERAZ application to the organizers before entering the mosque.
  • Everyone should bring their own prayer rug.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.

Note: Awqaf requests all people who suffer from colds (cough, high temperature) to kindly not to attend the mosque.

Source: Awqaf
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