|The re-opening of mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide will move into the second phase of the de-escalation plan which will start at dawn, Monday, 15th of June 2020. According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the re-opening is based on the Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam on Saturday, 13th of June 2020, on de-escalation stages in the country.
The second phase of the de-escalation plan will only cover the re-opening of mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide for performing Friday prayer and the five times daily prayers. The de-escalation also includes the re-opening of suraus in shopping complexes and other suraus.
Meanwhile, the procedures and guidelines for:
– Performing the Friday Prayer is still the same as what is currently being carried out and the congregants must have green registration codes.
– Whereas the procedures and guidelines performing the five times daily is the same as the Friday prayer with additions such as
Firstly: Women and children under the age of 15 are allowed to enter and perform the five times daily prayers in this second phase.
Secondly: Individuals with yellow registration codes are allowed to enter and perform the five times daily prayers.
In together curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the public and congregants wishing tp perform the Friday prayer and five times daily prayers are advised to use the BruHealth application, scan the QR Code every time they want to enter the mosque, surau or religious hall, maintain social and physical distancing, bring their own large sized sajadah or prayer mat, check their temperatures and use face masks as well as sanitise their hands before entering the mosques, suraus or religious halls.