Fasting during lockdown

The BBC has produced a useful guide to fasting during lockdown for those who are observing Ramadan. You can read it on the BBC News website.

Among the points it makes are that people who are ill, including those with Covid-19, are exempt from fasting, and it is not recommended for people with certain long-term conditions such as diabetes with complications.

It also notes that the Muslim Council of Britain has published guidance, saying “healthcare staff required to provide care to Covid-19 patients, at real risk of dehydration and making clinical errors due to wearing PPE [personal protective equipment] and long shifts” are exempt from fasting.