Vaccination Requirements

It is mandatory for all volunteers and participants (unless younger than 15 years of age) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to the Jalsa Gah. You will need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the Jalsa Gah.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), you are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series

If you do not meet these requirements, then you DO NOT meet the eligibility criteria to attend the Jalsa. If you are eligible for a booster shot, it is highly recommended that you get one especially if you are forty (40) years of age, or younger than 40 years of age but have any medical condition that puts you at high risk of getting sick in case of a COVID-19 infection (Immunocompromised status due to any cause, obesity, pre-existing lung, heart, kidney or liver disease).

Nose Mask Requirements

For the purpose of safety of Jalsa participants, wearing of nose mask shall be made mandatory. Well-fitting face masks covering your mouth and nose are required inside the Jalsa Gah for everyone three (3) years or older. This is because well-fitting face masks reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

  • Procedures for wearing and removing a mask:
    • Clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser before putting on a mask
    • Ensure that your mask fully covers your nose and mouth with no gabs between your face and the mask
    • Avoid touching the mask after you have worn it
    • Remove a mask by passing a finger through the loop of the mask behind one ear and lift off without touching the front of the mask
  • Changing and disposing of mask:
    • Do not use the same mask for more than 12 hours
    • Replace the mask immediately it is damp or soiled
    • Do not re-use single-use surgical mask
    • Dispose off all used masks in a closed bin in a safe place. Wash hands immediately with soap and water and where available, apply alcohol-based sanitiser

We understand that there are times when one must take off their masks, for example:

  • When washing your face for ablution (wudu)
  • When eating or drinking in the dinning area

Make sure that you have extra masks with you at all times. We recommend that you use a well-fitting face mask (N-95 or a surgical mask), as they reduce your odds of catching COVID-19 or transmitting it to others. Please note that cloth masks are not permitted.

Unvaccinated Individuals

An unvaccinated person does not meet the criteria to attend the Jalsa unless less than 15 years old. If you or a family member cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a pre-existing health condition or a contraindication to the available vaccines, please contact us at

COVID Etiquette

Please note that safety comes before etiquette. We want to ensure that all participants can attend Jalsa without the fear of contracting COVID-19. Therefore, we will require all participants to abide by the following etiquette:

  • Wear face masks covering your mouth and nose at all times except for eating, drinking, or ablution
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Clean your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitizer
  • Use your prayer mats at the Jalsa Gah

We reserve the right to remove you from Jalsa Gah if you don’t abide by the above guidelines.

Please be advised that the above guidelines are subject to change based upon new information about the prevalence of COVID-19 infection and its variants at the time of Ghana Jalsa as well as any change in GHS recommendations regarding the vaccines.

JazakAllah, for your cooperation.