More than 206,000 areas are actually being supplied for Hari Raya Puasa prayers, as a substitute of the 153,000 introduced by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) final Friday (April 22).
A complete of 66 mosques will maintain not less than two prayer classes, which require prior bookings, on the morning of Hari Raya Puasa on May 3. Fifteen of them expect bigger attendances and will maintain a 3rd session, which is open to walk-ins.
The improve in areas comes after the multi-ministry activity drive tackling the Covid-19 pandemic lowered the Disease Outbreak Response Condition (Dorscon) from orange to yellow on April 22, and eased group secure administration measures (SMMs) from April 26.
This additionally implies that from April 26, non secular organisations can perform actions with full capability, as a substitute of the earlier restrict of 75 per cent at locations of worship.
But Deputy Mufti Mohd Murat Md Aris stated the booking system will remain.
“Until we understand the situation and are sure that mosques have enough space, we will still continue with the booking system. Slowly, in time, we hope to discontinue it but for now, the system remains until further notice,” he stated.
Speaking to the media at Yusof Ishak Mosque, he famous that Muslims have been orderly in mosques amid the altering restrictions over the previous two years.
Yusof Ishak Mosque government chairman Khalid Shukur, who was additionally current on the media interview, spoke concerning the significance of booking methods to manage the overwhelming turnouts at mosques each Hari Raya, even earlier than the pandemic. Congregants would find yourself praying outdoors the mosques.
Uztaz Murat additionally suggested the Muslim group to pray at dwelling with their households if they can not safe a booking.
A complete of fifty mosques will implement vaccination-differentiated secure administration measures (VDS), whereas the remaining 16 mosques will be open to unvaccinated Muslims.
The checklist of those mosques can be found on Muis’ website.
Mr Khalid stated: “We welcome the numbers and restrictions, but at the same time, certain guidelines and precautions for safety need to be followed. We will be ensuring that our staff and volunteers will manage the queues and check-ins for bookings.”
Bookings for the prayer classes will open at 10am on April 28. They might be made via this website or the Muslim.sg app, each of which will show the variety of out there locations at every mosque.