Our priority is to keep workers safe and, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, that also means minimising the spread of infection. We quickly implemented a range of proactive measures, in line with safety guidelines recommended by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which helped to delay the onset of infections.

We immediately implemented disinfection protocols at our medical facilities and established quarantine rooms at all SC sites and accommodation. We ensured every project site received masks and sanitisers, and that our workers were social distancing. All non-essential visitors and other contracting parties were prohibited from accessing SC sites.

Our proactive strategy enabled us to manage the spread of COVID-19 on our projects for up to six weeks until the first case was reported. We were able to leverage our existing healthcare infrastructure to provide immediate support and treatment to workers who tested positive for COVID-19.

Our approach

Infographic – COVID-19 safety measures for workers on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ project


The SC's pre-emptive health & safety measures helped us to mobilise quickly and keep the pandemic at bay. We continue to review the situation on a daily basis and follow MoPH guidelines to protect the health & safety of all construction workers and staff. We are working closely with our contractors to ensure strict compliance with our safety protocols, ensuring that workers are protected at all times. Over 22,500 workers are fully vaccinated. 

Figures are as of 31 December 2022.
Figures in videos are accurate and consistent with the period of filming.

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