We confirm that the British Council will administer school exams during October and November 2020 in line with the local government health and safety regulations, the examining boards guidelines as well as with the British Council school exams global standards which have been developed in light of Covid-19.
School exams update: October-November 2020 exams series
The exams series will take place with proper dispositions in place, including:
Designated venues: Our venues were chosen very carefully with additional exam rooms to make sure that strict social distancing measures are maintained.
Health and safety measures: We have set clear guidance on health and safety measures and standards for exams venues to follow, including:
- Temperature check for all candidates and staff.
- Mandatory face masks and gloves on site at all times.
- A bespoke policy for handling personal belongings, waiting areas, testing rooms and exits.
Enhanced hygiene measures: All exam venues will be cleaned in advance of the exam session. Cleaning staff will be on site whenever we are open to ensure prompt sanitisation of surfaces and bathroom facilities after every use.
Staff training: All staff and venue staff will be fully trained on these health and safety measures including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), management of emergency cases as well as the layout and standards of the customer journey to ensure effective and safe management of the exam session.
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