Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr this year will occur during the expected peak of the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite the additional pressure on the NHS, it is essential that managers consider these guidelines for the health and well-being of Muslim staff in a way that doesn’t negatively impact patient welfare and care. And likewise, it is advised that staff observing Ramadan have early conversations with managers to mitigate any risks to the service and to patient care.
The NHS Muslim Network and BIMA would like to commend all staff attending to patients affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a great act of giving and sacrifice and the rewards in Ramadan will be multiplied manifold.