Statement from Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council:
On behalf of Hyndburn I would like to thank everyone for their continued sacrifices which keep all of our friends, families and communities safe. With guidelines and restrictions currently in place, we understand this may make marking Eid-Al-Adha different this year.
It is through working together we can slow the spread of Coronavirus. Mosques and religious leaders in Hyndburn have stepped up to facilitate safe celebrations and it is important that everyone plays their part by following these measures.
Please familiarise yourself with guidelines ahead of celebrations and remember, if you have one or more symptoms of Covid-19 it is important you get a test as soon as possible.
We have testing available in Hyndburn and you can book via the online portal here: https://bit.ly/39AhJHA or by calling 119.
Key guidance for celebrating safely:
-Celebrating at home? Remember only one other household can join you. A household means people who you live with, this does not include family or friends who live elsewhere.
-Stay 2m apart from people not in your household at all times.
-If attending indoor prayer do so at a covid-secure Mosque & follow all their guidelines.
-Walk to the mosque if you can, if travelling by car only do so with those from your household.
-Wash/Sanitise your hands regularly and thoroughly. Please do not shake hands with people from other households.
-Wear face coverings when inside the Mosque or other enclosed public spaces, unless exempt.
-Only visit the cemetery if it is essential to do so.
Find a covid-secure mosque here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-worship-safely
Have one or more symptoms (continuous cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell)? get a free test and self-isolate: https://bit.ly/39AhJHA
Full guidance on places of worship and procedures: https://bit.ly/30TR4BV
Full guidance on forming support bubbles and meeting others not in your household: https://bit.ly/2BArvNo