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Advice from Muslim Council of Britain during Ramadan

2020 - Ramadan

West Berkshire Council is calling on local Muslim communities to follow the advice of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) during Ramadan.

Ramadan, which is expected to start on Thursday, (23 April), is the most holy month of the year for Muslims and includes a total fast between sunset and sunrise each day.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, the MCB has released advice and information on how to continue the traditions and community spirit of Ramadan without breaching the government regulations.

The advice includes top tips for Ramadan at home, including home and virtual iftars and is available online or in a downloadable PDF from the MCB website.

There are also sections on keeping healthy during Ramadan, how to cope at home throughout, whether people are working, studying or just staying indoors and advice for Mosques and prayer facilities.

Rick Jones, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Public Health and Community Wellbeing said:

"We know how important Ramadan is to our local communities and Muslims across the world.

"But we find ourselves in unprecedented times, and ask our Muslim communities to heed the advice of the MCB, undertake Ramadan, prayers and iftars in safety, in their own homes with their own households and only meet up virtually online rather than in person to keep each other safe and to protect key workers."