COVID-19: Risk Assessment Guidance and Support for Madrassahs

Winter Plan- Mosque and Madrassah Guidance From 2nd December 2020

The Government have announced the next steps and plans of actions (Winter Plan) from the 2nd of December. All Places of Worship will remain open in a tier system – guidance below

England Lockdown – Mosque and Madrassah Guidance for 2nd Lockdown

Due to COVID-19 Infections rising, the UK Government have imposed national restrictions to curb the rise of the virus

The below is the latest guidance developed by Faith Associates highlighting what is and is not permissible during this lockdown for Mosques and Madrassahs with key support information. Note: This below information is based on information as things currently stand.

UPDATED: Re-Opening of Madrassahs and OOSS During Lockdown

UPDATED – 05/11/2020

In light of the lockdown in England from 5 November to 2 December, the government has published the following guidance for Out-of-School Settings (OOSS) – READ HERE

 

What does this mean for Madrassahs?

Although nurseries, schools, colleges and universities will remain open, Madrassahs – which fall under the ‘Out of School Settings’ category – must be closed for any on-site activities unless BOTH of the following criteria are met:

1. The Madrassah has an up-to-date Risk Assessment that ensure the facility complies with regulations to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak. This will remain a requirement after the lockdown has been lifted.

Faith Associates offers a Risk Assessment service to Out of School Settings which complies with COVID-19 regulations. Please click here for more information.

2. The Madrassah is providing childcare to enable parents to:

  • attend or search for work
  • attend training or education

To facilitate this, Madrassahs might consider having written confirmation from parents which states that they require childcare to enable them to attend or search for work (or attend training or education) during the time the pupil is at the Madrassah.

Madrassahs can continue to offer remote learning services during the lockdown period under the current guidelines. Please click here to view them in full.

Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Madrassah and OOSS

 

This guidance image of what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your Madrassah / Out of School Settings (OOSS) has been developed in conjunction with the Faith Associates Mosque and Madrassah Risk Assessments.

As Mosques, Madrassahs and OOSS are now open across the UK, there has been situations which have occurred where some worshippers and individuals have unfortunately tested positive COVID-19 and the Mosque & Madrassah leaders have had to react quickly and follow the correct steps. This guidance image provides the steps required of the Management of the Madrassah on how to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Approved Risk Assessments from Councils

Working with Bradford and Lancashire Council for Mosques

Government out of school settings COVID-19 guidance

*September 7th 2020*

This guidance is for parents and carers and covers changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people over the age of 5 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Scientific advice suggests that there is a moderate to high degree of confidence that the susceptibility to clinical disease of younger children (up to age 11 to 13) is lower than for adults. However, it remains important that protective measures are put in place to help reduce the risk of transmission.

Full Government Guidance HERE

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