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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our employees, students, and all community members. In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we uphold the standards of accountability and transparency when informing our community and the public of QF’s measures and response. This page includes all statements issued by QF with regard to COVID-19.

Latest Statements

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FAQs

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  • Q:Has QF now resumed office working?
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    QF initially activated its remote working processes in March 2020, which saw our dedicated and adaptable staff work from home for a period to ensure QF’s business continuity. QF employees later returned to the workplace with stringent measures in place to ensure their health and safety, and that of others.

    With the health and safety of our community being our top priority, QF staff will resume remote working from Sunday, April 4, 2021, with the exception of essential staff. This measure has been introduced due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Qatar.

    QF remains committed to using the experiences of working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify how what we have learned can potentially improve the way we work in the long-term.

  • Q:Are students able to physically attend schools and universities at QF at the start of the new academic year?
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    QF schools adopted a hybrid learning approach at the start of the 2020/21 academic year. As of Sunday, April 4, 2021, and due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Qatar, QF schools will be implementing full online learning, with teachers and staff continuing to work from school premises, in line with Ministry of Education and Higher Education guidance.

    For the latest updates about the arrangements and plans of Hamad Bin Khalifa University and QF partner universities, we advise checking the relevant universities’ websites.

  • Q:Which parts of Education City are currently open?
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    Community facilities and activities at Education City, as well as the Education City Tram, have reopened to the public at the maximum capacity allowable under government guidelines, and as determined by QF’s own precautionary assessments.

    However, as the COVID-19 situation remains ongoing, QF urges users of these facilities to adhere to public health guidelines at all times. Users will be required to present a green Ehteraz code to security personnel on entry, and respect physical distancing measures and all precautionary guidelines as outlined by the State of Qatar.

    For details of facilities and activities at Education City, and for any queries regarding their operation, please visit www.educationcity.qa

    Please note that national guidance continues to state that people should stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

  • Q:What is happening about events at Qatar National Convention Centre?
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    QNCC is closed for events until further notice.

  • Q:Are facilities and activities at Al Shaqab reopening to the public?
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    Please refer to www.alshaqab.com and Al Shaqab’s social media channels for updates.

  • Q:What solutions is QF providing to local citizens and residents in the face of a global emergency such as COVID-19?
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    QF believes its first responsibility is to take any necessary steps to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our community and contribute to public health in this situation. We also feel strongly that we can set an example for others in resilience, helping our community adapt while facing this unprecedented challenge by using the innovative solutions we’ve adopted over the years.

    Over the long term, we also feel that the contributions we make in developing solutions on global challenges, especially in health, are helping to make Qatar more able to cope with unexpected challenges like the current situation.

  • Q:Can we schedule a QF tour (i.e. a QF Headquarters balcony tour)? If not, what are the alternative solutions?
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    At this time, no tours of QF facilities are available to the public. We will provide updates once tours become available again and would ask you to continue checking our website for details.

  • Q:How has QF supported third party workers at QF during a period when many of its facilities were closed for a time?
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    Third-party contractors are an important part of the QF community and we know many may be anxious at this time. During the pandemic, we have worked closely with the relevant parties to ensure that they are well looked after and ensured that QF continued to pay for their services during a period when QF staff were working remotely.