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Pendle Council urges residents to celebrate Eid at home

Published: Tuesday, 19th May 2020

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As Eid approaches this weekend Pendle Council is reminding residents that social distancing restrictions are still in place and they must celebrate at home.

Mosques, along with other places of worship, remain closed and outdoor congregational prayers are banned to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, stressed: “Please celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in your own homes with the people you live with only.

“I know how disappointing it is not to mark the end of Ramadan together but anyone can spread coronavirus and anyone can catch it.”

Councillor Iqbal stressed that everyone has a duty to continue to follow the Government’s lockdown measures.

He said: “Social distancing restrictions haven’t been lifted which means people should not gather in groups.

“Only two people from different households can now meet in outdoor settings, such as parks and public spaces as long as they stay two metres apart.

“We’ve come this far - let’s do what we can to continue to protect our loved ones to control the virus and save lives.

 “So please don’t get together with friends and family or attend any large gatherings at mosques, car parks or any other open spaces.

“Stay safe and celebrate at home.”