Malaysia's SOPs for Hari Raya 2022 celebrations

Protocols for Takbir Hari Raya, mosque prayers, open houses, and more, effective 1 May 2022.

In preparation for the arrival of Syawal in early May 2022, Malaysia's Ministry of Health has released a set of protocols to follow in carrying out "lively and safe" Hari Raya celebrations.

These protocols, effective 1 May 2022 (Sunday), would serve as a general guide, and are subject to regulations and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the State Religious Authority, the Ministry said on Wednesday (27 April 2022).

Details are as below:

 Activity  Protocols
 Takbir Hari Raya
  •  Allowed to be made in mosques and suraus.
  • Allowed to be made house to house but individuals must always wear a face mask.
  • COVID-19 positive individuals are prohibited from participating.
  • Only individuals without symptoms and complete vaccination are encouraged to participate.
 Solat Sunat Hari Raya
  •  Allowed in the mosque or surau with 100% capacity.
  • All congregations must always wear a face mask while in the mosque or surau, including during prayers.
  • COVID-19 positive individuals are prohibited from participating.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.
Contagion and infection control
  • COVID-19 positive cases are not allowed to attend mosques or suraus or open houses or Hari Raya events.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.
 Congregational ethics
  • Individuals are encouaged to:
    • Avoid 3S
    • Practise 3W (Wash hands, wear a mask, watch your distance)
    • Carry out ablution at home and bring your own prayer mat
    • Take turns to avoid congestion
    • Disperse calmly
 Banquet after prayers at the mosque or surau
  •  Allowed
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks when not entertaining.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to join.
 Pilgrimage programme
  •  Allowed
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks.
  • COVID-19 positive cases are not allowed to attend or participate in pilgrimage programmes.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.
 Cemetery pilgrimage
  • Allowed
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks.
  • COVID-19 positive cases are not allowed to make cemetery pilgrimages.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.
Open house or Hari Raya event – indoor
  • Allowed on condition of wearing a face mask.
  • COVID-19 positive cases are not allowed to attend the ceremony.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.
Open house or feast – outdoor
  • Allowed
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks.
  • COVID-19 positive cases are not allowed to attend the event.
  • Symptomatic individuals are not encouraged to participate.

 

Apart from the above, MOH has also shared a short update on the dos and don'ts during the celebrations:


The Ministry announced the relaxation of all SOPs starting 1 May — including quarantine updates for COVID-positive cases, doing away with MySejahtera, and more. Head over here to view each coverage.


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