Lancashire Resilience Forum have published a letter revising their decision to ask faith groups to not take part in group worship or faith-based education.Advertisement
This was due to England being put into a third lockdown.
However, despite this not being included within national lockdown restrictions Lancashire Resilience Forum wrote to all faith communities asking them to voluntarily close.
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The letter states: “As we have seen sustained reductions in Covid-19 cases and transmission rates across Lancashire, combines with reductions in hospitalisations and deaths and large uptake of the vaccine, we can now advise that – by maintaining Covid-safe practices – collective worship and congregational prayer can resume from Monday 8th March.
“The Department for Education has issued guidance that requires faith-based education, such as madrasahs, to continue online until 12 April at the earliest.”
Other restrictions are due to start being eased on Monday (8th March) starting with all schools going back.
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The letter also includes that restrictions remain in place for people meeting before and after prayer.
They are also encouraging everyone who is eligible to get a vaccine when they can.
The letter said: “The vaccine is suitable for Muslims under halal conditions, and contains no animal products so is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.”
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