Ramadan during Alert Levels 3 and 4

You and your bubble can come together to mark religious events such as Ramadan.

Ramadan during Alert Levels 3 and 4

Mosques and other faith-based venues must remain closed during Alert Levels 3 and 4, although mosque workers may go into the mosque to work, for example, to conduct an online service.

You and your bubble can come together to mark religious events such as Ramadan. At Alert Level 3, you can expand your bubble to include close family and caregivers, or to support isolated people. However, you must keep your bubble small and exclusive at all times. 

You are encouraged to hold iftar (breaking the fast at sunset) and isha (the last prayers of the day) within your bubble. If Eid (the end of Ramadan) occurs during Alert Level 3, you must remain in your household bubble. 

Advice to religious communities 

(external link)Halaal butchers

Halaal butchers may open, but orders need to be taken online or by phone. Customers cannot enter the premises. Meat should either be collected outside the store, or delivered direct to the home.  

(external link)Funerals

Different rules apply at Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 4.

Funeral guidelines during Alert Level 4

At Alert Level 3, funerals can be officiated by your Imam. Funeral directors will work closely with Muslim communities to support ghusl (ritual washing) and janaza (prayer over the body) being carried out safely.

At Alert Level 3, a maximum of 10 people will be able to attend the funeral.

 

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