Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The JSDA extends its deep condolences to all that are affected by the COVID-19, will continue to follow developments regarding COVID-19, and will endeavor to minimize the disruption of the pandemic on the financial markets.

Below are some resources regarding COVID-19 as it pertains to Japan.


JSDA Response

Industry Guidelines

Based on the decision that COVID-19 has not considered a condition that “may seriously affect the lives and health of the people” commensurate with the restriction of private rights under  Act on Special Measures against Pandemic Influenza, the government downgraded it to the "class 5 infectious diseases" on May 8, 2023, and also abolished the Basic Policies for Novel Coronavirus Disease.
In light of these circumstances and others, the Association abolished the "Guidelines for Prevention of New Coronavirus Infection in the Securities Industry" on May 8, 2023.


Impact on Sales Representatives Exam/Renewal Training

All relevant information on the impacts of COVID-19 on the sales representatives qualification exam is accessible here.


Relevant Links


Jurisdictions across the world are taking various measures including those to restrict personal mobility in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. In this public statement, as a global organization of securities industry associations and self-regulatory organizations, the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA), of which the JSDA is a member, underscores the importance of effective financial markets during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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