In line with the government easing of the Covid-19 lockdown and the re-opening of places of worship, Westminster has installed walk through fever detectors and hand sanitiser stations at the Banbury Mosque.
The fever detector and hand sanitiser stations have been installed at the main entrances.
The mosque will have a phased opening, will be limiting the number of visitors to allow social distancing.
The mosque still awaits further guidance and clarity from the government for places of worship to re-open to the public.
The equipment will provide a sense of comfort to the Mosque and Community Fridge that Covid-19 preventive measures are in place to protect all those who attend.
The Banbury Mosque’s work with the Community Fridge project providing essential food items for those in need is something really special, especially during this difficult time. Their outreach into the local community is inspiring.
Volunteers with the Banbury Mosque and the community fridge have delivered more than 1,500 isolation food packs to vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers on pack deliveries for people in self-isolation who are vulnerable and or over the age of 65.
A spokesperson for the mosque posted the following message on its Facebook page: “These systems will assist with the detection of those with a high temperature therefore protecting the health and wellbeing of our Masjid (Mosque) users.”
The Banbury Mosque is among several organisations commended with a letter of gratitude from the Oxfordshire representative of the Queen’s Office.