Dear Respected Imams/Trustees/Management Committee Members
On behalf of Sheffield City Council, we would like to wish all our Muslim communities a happy Eid-al-Adha.
People across the city continue to amaze us with their community spirit; the respect and compassion people have for one another is very special to see in such difficult circumstances. We would like to personally thank you for your support and strength that you have given communities during this difficult time. We know Mosque and community leaders across Sheffield have been working extremely hard to keep their communities safe throughout this difficult period, and again we would like to thank you for your leadership.
As Eid-al-Adha approaches, we know you will be wanting to celebrate and see the loved ones you have been unable to see over the past few months. We want to make sure you are able to do this safely. We are encouraging you to keep to the two-metre rule when meeting anyone outside your household and to wash your hands on a regular basis.
Places of worship are beginning to open and guidance has been put in place to ensure this is done safely. Please contact your place of worship before going to see if they are able to open in a safe way.
As you are aware the virus is still with us and it is crucial we keep everyone healthy and safe. We know we will have to live with the virus for some time to come and we know we will need to adapt what we do to ensure we all stay as safe as possible. As restrictions are lifted, we encourage you to read through the current guidelines and implement them to keep you and others healthy. You can find the recent guidance and places of worship guidance on the Sheffield City Council website.
Sheffield City Council is here to support you and we wish you a happy and healthy Eid-al-Adha.
Councillor Julie Dore Greg Fell
Leader of the Council Director of Public Health, Sheffield