In order to maximize preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, Masjid Al Haram introduces the use of a beta bracelet system for children who are accompanying their parents to perform Umrah. Haramain Sharifain through its official Twitter account explained that the use of the beta bracelet system for children accompanying families to enter the mosque is aimed to ensure their safety and security.
It is equipped with a system that can track children separated from their parents and getting lost in the crowds of the Grand Mosque.
Youth Visitor Services Department represented the presidency in an initiative titled “Your Children Are Safe With Us”. It is known that department staff have been deployed to distribute these bracelets throughout the Masjid Al Haram area.
According to Eng. Amjad Al-Hazmi, deputy head of the presidency for social and voluntary services, the launch of the initiative is part of the department’s efforts to improve social responsibility and services to pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque.
The Two Holy Mosques are expected to welcome large numbers of worshipers during the peak season of Umrah and lower pilgrimages at the Al Haram Mosque and visits to the Prophet’s Mosque during the holy month as Saudi authorities gradually ease restrictions related to the coronavirus.
In early March, Saudi Arabia lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing in public spaces, to quarantines for those who had been vaccinated.
Worshippers who will perform Taraweeh prayers at the Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabawi are also no longer required to follow prevention and social distancing measures. They just need to show their “immunity” status on the Tawakkalna app before entering the Two Holy Mosques.
Despite easing the COVID-19 restrictions, the Presidency is still working to keep creating a safe and healthy environment for visitors to the Grand Mosque. The presidency has deployed 12,000 workers to sterilize toilets and disinfect all areas of the mosque ten times a day. In addition, the Presidency also distributes 1,100 sterilizers every day.