After the lifting on the outdoor mask mandate and social distancing guidelines for the Two Holy Mosques earlier this week, it was speculated by many on the internet if the same extended to all mosques in the country.
As per a tweet by the Ministry Of Islamic Affairs, Call And Guidance social distancing is to be observed in mosques.
— وزارة الشؤون الإسلامية 🇸🇦 (@Saudi_Moia) October 19, 2021
The social distancing measures are being followed as per the advice of the Public Health Authority.
The Ministry has also clarified as to why social distancing is being followed at mosques while not in the Two Holy Mosques as there is no space or person in mosques to verify the health status of worshipers using the “Tawakalna” application, which may necessitate a significant amount of work to protect worshipers’ health reports the Saudi Gazette.