Raya SOP: Mosques and surau must ensure strict controls, no open houses or grave visits allowed

Raya SOP: Mosques and surau must ensure strict controls, no open houses or grave visits allowedPETALING JAYA: Mosques or surau conducting Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers on Thursday (May 13) are to abide by strict standard operating procedure (SOP) while house visits will not be allowed.

This is according to the National Security Council's (NSC) SOP for Hari Raya.

It said Hari Raya visits, grave visits and open houses are prohibited during the celebrations.

"Aidilfitri prayers at mosques and surau are allowed with not more than 50 people for mosques and surau that can cater to over 1,000 capacity.

"For mosques and surau which can accommodate fewer than 1,000, only 20 people are allowed to attend the prayers," it said.

Mosques and surau listed under Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement are required to sanitise the premises, improve control and monitoring, as well as SOP compliance of worshippers, and implement closures if directed by the district health officer after risk assessment is conducted.

Mosques and surau holding prayers are required to prepare a counter at the entrance for body temperature checks, attendance records and hand sanitisation.

"Entrances should be limited to assist control. A committee should be present to control the crowd.

"The number of exits must be increased to reduce congestion," the NSC said.

Those with a body temperature of above 37.5°C or Covid-19 symptoms are not allowed to enter the mosque or surau and must seek treatment at a health facility.

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