Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration Guidelines

Even though the COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam is currently under control and no local cases have been reported in almost a year, there is still a concern towards the COVID-19 pandemic, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation overseas and the implementation of the country's vaccination programme is still in the early stages. Brunei Darussalam still needs to keep up precautionary measures by adhering to the guidelines and regulations issued during the pandemic. Taking into account the current COVID-19 situation and Brunei Darussalam currently at Level 5 of the De-escalation Plan, thia year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri can be celebrated by holding private events only which is by inviting family members and close friends as well as adhering to the guidelines as follows:

- Private events at home are recommended to be held on a scheduled basis to avoid crowding at one time according to the space available;

- For large families with limited space wishing to hold private events, it is advised to hold the event in a hall by adhering to the existing guidelines including the limit for the number of people currently enforced and to scan the QR Code when entering the hall;

- Anyone with symptoms of infection or are feeling unwell are prohibited from visiting or being visited by close family members;

- The practise of greeting by shaking hands and hugging is not encouraged; it is sufficient to give an indication of greeting by placing the hand on the chest, giving a smile or nodding the head as a sign of respect and greeting. Avoid as much as possible from touching or making physical contact with other people;

- Ensure self-hygiene and the surroundings are always clean and maintained especially hand cleanliness;

- Practise the proper coughing and sneezing ethics at all times; AND

- Avoid sharing cutleries, plates, glasses and cups.

Source: Radio Television Brunei