Muscat: The Supreme Committee has decided to allow Friday prayers to be held and to reopen places of worship for those who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine until the end of September 2021, provided that the number of attendees does not exceed 50 per cent of the capacity of mosques. The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs will undertake the task of organising the precautionary measures adopted in this regard and monitoring their implementation.
The Supreme Committee also decided to allow participation in religious, social, cultural and sports activities and events, exhibitions and conferences for those who received at least one dose of the vaccine until the end of September 2021. Provided that the number of attendees does not exceed 50 per cent of the capacity of the halls and sites designated for holding these activities and events, and that the competent authorities undertake the task of organising and monitoring the implementation of the precautionary measures for the mentioned activities.
The Supreme Committee decided to stop the decision to apply institutional quarantine to those coming to the Sultanate from the Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and those coming from the two countries are subject to the same controls established for those coming from different countries of the world.
The Supreme Committee stressed the need to adhere to all precautionary measures, the most important of which are physical distancing, washing hands and wearing a mask when participating in gatherings of any kind, and called on everyone to take the utmost care and caution in order to protect themselves and all members of their families and society.