[UPDATED 9 May 2021]
With the rise in community cases recently, Singapore has implemented stricter measures with effect from May 8 (Saturday) to May 30 to curb the spread of Covid-19. This means that our Hari Raya celebrations this 2021 will be affected and visiting won't be the same ☹️ Although we've been looking forward to this year's Raya celebration with our loved ones, it's advisable to stay safe and do our part in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Read on to find out more about the Hari Raya visiting guidelines this 2021!
1. Household Visits
According to MUIS, households are allowed to receive a maximum of five unique visitors per day. If you're visiting your family this Hari Raya, do note that you can only travel in a group of five or less! There's also a limit to 2 social gatherings or home visitations per day (the total number of unique visitors per day should still not exceed 5). MUIS has also advised Muslims to follow these measures when going visiting:
- Practise the 'Salam Mufti' where you place your hand close to your heart as a greeting symbol
- Keep your masks on when visiting relatives and friends or when you're not eatingor drinking
- Avoid sharing food with others
- Stay home if you're unwell and see a doctor to get tested if you're sick
To ensure that you celebrate safely, call up your family members in advance and ensure that they are able to accommodate you. Plan your visits wisely by communicating with the people whom you're travelling with and the family members that you will be visiting 😊 If need be, you should also stagger your house visits throughout the month of Syawal.
2. Performing Hari Raya Prayers At The Mosque
Planning to head to the mosque for Hari Raya prayers? Do note that there will be 3 prayer sessions at mosques and each session will have 100 congregants, split into 2 zones of 50 people each. Check out our guide on how to book Hari Raya prayers
for more information!
Even if you're not heading to the mosque, you can still perform Hari Raya prayers at home. You can also watch the Hari Raya sermon online via the SalamSG YouTube channel. Our guide to performing Aidilfitri prayers at home has got you covered.
3. Social Gatherings
If you're planning to head out with your loved ones after visiting, avoid going to crowded places and if you can, stay home wherever possible.
Do also remember to gather in groups of five people or less and keep to a maximum of two social gatherings daily.
Even if Hari Raya's looking a little different this year, we can still enjoy this time with our loved ones safely! Remember to share this with your friends and family to let them know how we can celebrate Hari Raya this 2021 😊