Mosque Protocols


Hygiene and Environment:

  • It is recommended to leave enough space on the sides of the mosque to allow worshipers exit without the need to go through other worshipers.
  • It is recommended to follow (The Scientific Guidelines of Disinfection) when cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, facilities and toilets.
  • Worshipers will no longer need to practice social distancing in all areas (indoor and outdoor areas).
  • Wearing mask is not required in outdoor or indoor areas, but it is recommended to wear it indoors.
  • Good ventilation inside mosque is recommended.
  • It is recommended to provide no-touch waste bins and the waste must be disposed of continuously.
  • Allow funeral prayers in the mosques with the need to adhere to the requirements for preventing COVID-19, please refer to (funeral Prayer Protocols).


  • Permit opening toilets and ablution places in mosques, provided that a worker is designated to disinfect them after each obligatory prayer.
  • Follow “The practical disinfection guide” issued by the Public Health Authority.
  • Supply toilets with liquid soap.



  • Rely on official sources to obtain information regarding COVID-19 (official sources include the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Authority).
  • Allow the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases to pray in the mosque while urging them to pray at home.
  • Urge worshipers to avoid crowding at exits and entrances, so that there is a path for entry and other for exit on each side of the mosque if there is more than one entrance.
  • Distribute awareness posters issued by the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Authority at all entrances to the mosque and at visible places, about the following:
    • Methods of disease transmission and prevention.
    • Washing hands and avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth before washing hands, with paying attention to personal and health care.
    • Following the etiquette of sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and dispose it as soon as possible, use the elbow by bending the arm).