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This section is dedicated to resources that can help to provide a better experience to patients from a range of BME backgrounds.

Ramadan Guidance

Ramadan Guidance 2023

Please find enclosed the updated Ramadan Guidance for March 2023.

Ramadan Guidance for 2021

Please find enclosed the updated Ramadan Guidance for April 2021.

Further guidance has been developed by the British Islamic Association (BIMA) debunking common myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine including during Ramadan. 

Ramadan 2020 - Revised Guidance

The month of Ramadan will begin on the evening of Thursday 23 April and end on the evening of Saturday 23 May. Based on the sighting of the new moon.

Ramadan involves a daily period of fasting for Muslims starting at sunrise and finishing at sunset over the month. This means abstaining from food, drink (including water) and smoking. While fasting is an important part of Ramadan, it is also a time of self-reflection and self-evaluation for Muslims. Find out more about how you can better support patients and staff during Ramadan in our revised guidance.

WHO Ramadan Guidance 2020

The guidance below from the World Health Organisation provides further information on safe Ramadan practices for the Muslim community in light of COVID19.

Ramadan 2019

In April 2019 we launched our first resource to help staff understand Ramadan. This includes information about the event itself and some of the customs that surround. This fascinating resource is a must read for all ambulance staff.

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