Health and safety in exams

Alert Level 2

Contact Tracing
Whakatewhatewha Pānga

Remember to scan in at your school using the COVID Tracer app, or keep another record of when you arrive for your exam.

Your exam supervisor will also make a record of who attends.

Physical distancing
Te noho tawhiti

Physical distancing is standard practice in exams. People sitting exams should always be 1.5 metres apart.

You should also try to stay at least 1 metre apart when entering and leaving the exam room. School and exam staff will manage the way you come in and out of the exam room to allow for this.

Masks
Te ārai kanohi

Students and staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in the exam.

Ventilation
Te hau pupuhi

Your school will make sure exam rooms can be well ventilated before, during and after each exam.

Vaccination
Te rongoā āraimatei

Vaccines are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Your exam supervisor and other exam staff are required to have their first vaccination by 15 November. They must have COVID-19 tests every 7 days until they are fully vaccinated.

Washing and drying hands
Te horoi me te whakamaroke ringa

Regularly wash your hands with soap and water, and properly dry them. Soap, water and the ability to dry your hands should be available in school bathrooms – if it is not, please tell school staff.

Hand sanitiser should be available at the entry to exam rooms.

Cleaning
Te whakapai rūma

Your school will manage regular cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces in exam rooms.

Alert Level 3

Contact Tracing
Whakatewhatewha Pānga

Remember to scan in at your school using the COVID Tracer app, or keep another record of when you arrive for your exam.

Your exam supervisor will also make a record of who attends.

Physical distancing
Te noho tawhiti

Physical distancing is standard practice in exams. People sitting exams should always be 1.5 metres apart.

You should also try to stay at least 1 metre apart when entering and leaving the exam room. School and exam staff will manage the way you come in and out of the exam room to allow for this.

Masks
Te ārai kanohi

Students and exam staff must wear a mask or face covering.

Ventilation
Te hau pupuhi

Your school will make sure exam rooms can be well ventilated before, during and after each exam.

Vaccination
Te rongoā āraimatei

Vaccines are strongly encouraged, but not required, for most students. However, if you are at high risk, you should remain home unless fully vaccinated.

Your exam supervisor and other exam staff are required to have their first vaccination by 15 November. They must have COVID-19 tests every 7 days until they are fully vaccinated.

Washing and drying hands
Te horoi me te whakamaroke ringa

Regularly wash your hands with soap and water, and properly dry them. Soap, water and the ability to dry your hands should be available in school bathrooms – if it is not, please tell school staff.

Hand sanitiser should be available at the entry to exam rooms.

Cleaning
Te whakapai rūma

Your school will manage regular cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces in exam rooms.

 
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