All visitors to the gurdwara must remove their shoes and cover their heads as a sign of respect. Most gurdwaras will provide rumaals or kerchiefs that can be tied on the head. Shoes are placed on racks, usually near the entrance of the gurdwara.
Voluntary donation can also be placed in the box in front of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Non-Sikhs are not compelled to bow or offer a donation and may discreetly enter and join the congregation.
Intoxicants such as alcohol and tobacco products are not permitted on the premises.