Ramadan starts in May for Muslim communities and we would like to say Ramadhan Mubarak to everyone.

Festivals like Ramadan, Easter, Yom Kippur, Vaisakhi, Diwali and other religious events give us an opportunity not just to support those who observe them, but also to learn and understand more about the people they work with and the communities they serve.

During Ramadan, Muslims will be following a month long fast which will mean they will not be eating food, drinking liquids or smoking from dawn to sunset.  Anyone with serious health issues, frail, pregnant or on daily medication/ medical treatment are not expected to fast. Those who are fasting are advised to not carry out strenuous activities or high intensity exercise.

For anyone working with community groups or colleagues who are fasting, please be supportive to their needs to help them to fast safely.

There is useful advice from the British Nutrition foundation about fasting safely here.

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