Celebrating Diwali safely

10 November 2020

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This year has not been how any of us imagined and not being able to celebrate our holidays and religious festivals is not easy.

We're sorry that this pandemic continues to impact our lives, but we do need to keep safe during this time.

If you'll be celebrating Diwali over the next week, please make sure you remember that you should only be mixing indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble.

And keep:

  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Keep 2 metres from anyone you do not live with

Together, we can get through this.

  • Check to see if your local temple has Diwali prayers or workshop online that you can join
  • Make a card for loved ones and post it or surprise them with a phone call
  • Cook up a feast for those in your household or support bubble
  • Organise a video call with your family and friends who you can’t spend Diwali with in person
  • Decorate your home with bunting, fairy lights, garlands and rangoli decorations
  • Perform the story of Ramayana as a family and record it to share with your loved ones
  • Share kindness – donate to a local food bank or your temple, light a diya in memory of someone or write a letter to residents of a local care home