People undergoing mandatory home quarantine are banned from taking part in any public activities during Hari Raya.
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Despite growing infection numbers and fears of another nationwide lockdown, the Federal Government announced that the upcoming Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration on July 30 will go on with only minor changes to Covid-19 guidelines.
First and foremost, balik kampung this Raya season is still on!
According to Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Malaysians can freely travel interstate as well as be allowed to host and attend kenduris and open houses to entertain friends and family throughout the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period.
However, the government has set a strict 20-person limit, for home event attendances, at any given time to allow for social distancing to be effectively managed.
Secondly, Aidiladha congregational prayers are still allowed.
Worshipers would still need to abide by established Covid-19 guidelines for mosques, which includes mandatory check-ins, temperature screenings, and necessary social distancing and hygiene practices.
Lastly, the Federal Government has put in place new guidelines for Muslims performing the korban or sacrificial ritual for Aidiladha, which state;
- Korban activities are only allowed at locations permitted by the Federal Government or state religious authorities.
- No more than 10 animals are to be slaughtered at a time.
- Only 20 people are allowed to work on a single slaughtered animal throughout the entire korban process.
- Kenduri and buffet lines are strictly not allowed except if meals are provided in pre-packed tapau form.
- Religious activities at masjids and suraus are limited to only four days.
Additionally, the Federal Government is also encouraging korban activities to be done at state or private owned slaughterhouses instead of mosques, suraus or other locations.
Furthermore, as Aidiladha this year would fall on a Friday, coinciding with the weekly Friday prayers, the government also advises the public to push all korban activities to the second day of Hari Raya.
Moreover, individuals who are undergoing mandatory home quarantine are banned from taking part in any public activities during Aidiladha including hosting parties or visit other people.
The new SOP would apply to all federal territories with respect to guidelines provided by state religious authorities.
If you’d like more details, check out our quick guide on how to host any social or religious events during the RMCO, HERE.
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