COVID-19: observing Ramadan during the pandemic

We recognise that COVID-19 will impact how Ramadan (12 April - 12 May) can be observed this year. We want to ensure that all Muslim doctors observing religious customs during Ramadan are properly supported and safe at work.

Location: UK
Updated: Thursday 8 April 2021

Workplace support

NHS England, alongside BIMA (the British Islamic Medical Association), has produced key workplace considerations guidance for staff observing Ramadan, as well as for managers and colleagues. It outlines how staff can be best supported.

It advises that staff observing Ramadan and their managers should discuss what workplace adjustments can be considered, such as changes to working hours, taking some leave or doing some work from home. The BMA strongly encourages doctors to do this.

The BMA is here to support you. Should you have any concerns or if you are having difficulties with workplace support, please contact us.

Need help? You can also call us for 24/7 emergency COVID advice on the number below.