More than 90,000 mosques across Saudi Arabia, except for those in Makkah, will start reopening from May 31 after a two-month closure to curb the COVID-19 spread. According to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, the sanitisation, cleaning and maintenance process of the mosques has been completed. The resumption of services mosques will be carried out in line with the coronavirus mandatory guidelines issued by the ministry.
Worshipers are instructed to bring their own prayer mats and maintain a distance of two metres from each other. Wearing face masks and avoidance of handshaking at mosques gates are also recommended.