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Apr 06, 2022

Problem solver: What to do when a positive Covid-19 result casts a shadow over your roadshow plans

In this regular article, we ask IR professionals how they would respond to a specific operational issue. This time, we proposed the following scenario: You’re mid-way through your first in-person roadshow since the start of the pandemic. You get a call from a fund manager you met yesterday to say she has tested positive for Covid-19. You, your CEO and CFO are all in a hotel room and are testing negative for the virus. What do you do?
Andrew Carter, Rotork Andrew Carter, director of IR at Rotork Thankfully, this isn’t a situation I have been in, despite having completed several in-person roadshows in 2021, although it is a situation we prepared for each time in advance. The first thing to do would be to inform any investors we met with later in the day that we could have been in close contact with a Covid-19-infected person prior to the meeting. The next step would be to contact our health and safety team to discuss

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