7 April 2021
This document is an update of the same title published by WHO on 15 April 2020. Updates reflect the latest guidance on COVID-19 published by WHO since then, with focus on areas of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, critical preparedness, public health and social measures (PHSMs)/precautionary measures, ventilation, high-risk and vulnerable groups, vaccination, and use of masks. The advice included in this publication has been tailored to the Ramadan context.
This document provides public health advice on religious and social gatherings taking place during Ramadan that can be applied across different national contexts. Its target audience includes health authorities and religious institutions involved in the organization of events related to Ramadan, although the advice it proposes can also be used by the general public and communities.