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As the month of Ramadan comes to an end with the Eid-al-Fitr, we would like to thank those in our Muslim communities who have observed Ramadan safely, whilst adhering to the Government regulations.
Despite the announcement of the roadmap to the easing of lockdown, we are still under regulations to ensure the infection rate does not, once again, rise. This means that as with last year, Eid will be observed and celebrated differently in order to keep families, friends and communities safe.
COVID-19 is still out there and there is still a chance of the virus spreading. Please consider where your journey takes you - consider whether you can socially distance, abide by the regulations and keep yourselves, others in the community and your family safe.
As with last year, we're asking people not to travel into Rusholme in Manchester and the surrounding areas for large gatherings.
In previous years, we know that celebrations have taken place in Rusholme and attracted people from far and wide, but this year due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, we would appeal to members of the community not to travel to the area unless necessary. For members of the public who visit the area, please respect local residents and business owners. There will be a dedicated policing plan in place and officers are working closely with Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Council of Mosques, to encourage those celebrating Eid to do so safely by following the latest regulations.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made sacrifices during this challenging time; it's really important we all continue to work together to keep our communities safe and ensure we can continue with the easing of lockdown.
Finally, we would like to wish you and your families, Eid Mubarak.