Thursday 7th January 2021
URGENT UPDATE – RIC TO CLOSE BOTH SITES DUE TO COVID-19
Asalaam-u-alaikum wa rahmatullah to whom it may concern,
You have probably seen that Redbridge has the 3rd highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country and nationally we exceeded 1,000 deaths in the last day and have yet to hit the peak.
As you know the new strain is 70% more infectious leading to an R rate of 4-4.5, which is higher than during the first lockdown.
With some of our own staff, volunteers and musallis having been hit directly by Covid-19 we have taken the difficult decision to close the mosques ASAP to protect our community.
The last salah at both sites for now will be Isha on Thursday 7th January 2021. We will of course keep the situation under review regularly and reopen as soon as it’s deemed safe.
Please keep an eye out on our website www.redbridgeislamiccentre.co.uk, WhatsApp groups and Facebook page for updates and for details of our regular online programmes.
JazakAllah khair for your duas and cooperation.