In line with the comprehensive strategy adopted by the State of Qatar to curb the spread of the Coronavirus “Covid – 19”, as of the 15th of March 2020 and until further notice, Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) has implemented a number of measures so that investors can continue to access the market whilst also protecting its staff.Qatar Stock Exchange has invoked its crisis management plan to ensure the integrity of the market. Key operational, technical and support teams being split, with half of each team being directed to work from our main office as normal, whilst the remainder will work from our disaster recovery site. All non-essential and “at-risk” staff have been directed to work from home, utilizing VPN access to core systems and office applications deployed in the cloud.All business related international travel by our personnel has been suspended, and all education, marketing and mass gathering events scheduled to be held in Qatar have been postponed.
These measures have been taken to protect our staff and the community at large.The principal concern of Qatar Stock Exchange remains the welfare of our staff and their families. Any staff member who exhibits or believes they have any symptoms of Covid-19 will immediately be directed to seek medical support and to self-isolate. We will provide all the support necessary for them to continue to work from their home. Qatar Stock Exchange would like to reassure all of its members, issuers and investors that it remains absolute in its commitment to providing unrestricted access to the market, and we will continue to operate as normal throughout this uncertain period.