Asalamualikum everyone,

Following advice from both the University and the Government, the Committee have taken the decision to suspend Jummah prayers which was a difficult decision to make. However, the spread of the virus and the risk it poses to vulnerable people is far too great. Our priority is the safety of muslims, first and foremost. So these steps have been taken to prevent the spread and reduce exposure to COVID-19. We request that you avoid visiting the Muslim Centre if possible. We strongly recommend that you pray at home – to protect yourselves and others.

Building on previous announcements, we have cancelled Halaqa, Quran classes and talks until further notice. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 30 seconds, block your coughs/sneezes, and avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth. If you display the symptoms of a cough and a high fever (greater than 37.8) please self isolate for at least 14 days from when these symptoms start and call 111 for further advice and guidance.

For further information from the University, please visit https://student.reading.ac.uk/essentials/_support-and-wellbeing/medical-and-general-health/coronavirus.aspx

Please take of yourselves and others.

Jazakallah Khair

(Reading ISOC)