OFFICIAL COVID-19 UPDATE

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 

The Government has updated its guidance in relation to COVID-19, with new national measures announced on Saturday 27th November 2021 in response to the new Omicron variant.

 

The main change is a return of face coverings in all communal areas within Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara. Face coverings should be worn in all communal areas and applies to

  1. All Sewadar’s (Volunteers)

  2. Sangat (Congregation)

  3. Staff

  4. Visitors

  5. Contractors

 

Government Exemption applies for the following:

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Children under the age of 11 (Public Health England does not recommend face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)

  • People who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

  • Where the putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress

  • Instances where people are speaking to or aiding someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate

  • To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others

  • Police Officers and other emergency workers – this may interfere with their ability to serve the public

 

At Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, we will strongly encourage all attendees to wear face coverings in all areas apart from the Langar Hall (Communal Dining Hall)

 

The latest guidance continues to stress the importance of regular lateral flow testing which can be obtained from the gov.uk website or from your local council offices.

 

As you are aware the situation changes rapidly, and I will endeavour to provide you with any updates and information in a timely fashion.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Yours Sincerely

Manpreet Singh Dhaliwal

Mukh Sewadar