All about your safety
Our priority is the safety of students, candidates, visitors and staff. This page tells you a little about how we kept people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, but our safeguards are always there.
Our Commitment to Safety First
We know that many people are still anxious about exam safety and Covid-19. The ‘new-normal’ here is to give students, candidates and visitors (and our staff) the same protections we have guaranteed them since the pandemic began nearly three years ago.
We look after our students, candidates and visitors through our risk assessments, highly-trained staff, commitment to safeguarding and simply a willingness to always try to do the right thing.
Care and compliance
As well as the above exam safety measures, we conducted full room sanitisations after every exam and restricted access to the space to avoid human contamination between exam sittings. We maintain a risk assessment and monitor it daily to ensure compliance with government advice and regulation.
Business as usual
We standardised the highest standards
When other exam centres had to close because their space was ‘hired’, we were able to remain open and maintain high standards for all users of our own exam centre building.
Responsive services and care
Again, because we control our environment, we were able to respond to changes in the Ofqual guidance and recommendations and general government guidance.
Sharing our good practice
We were congratulated by JCQ inspectors who commented that there was simply nothing more we could be doing to further support our candidates. We have shared our good practice with other organisations on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
we undertook to maintain regular contact to safeguard all and called each individual candidate before their exam with some questions.
- Have you had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?
- Has anyone in your household displayed the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- High temperature (above 37.5 degrees Celsius)?
- Shortness of breath?
- New continuous dry cough?
- Three coughing episodes 24 hours before your examination?
- Loss of taste or smell?
- An unexpected rash?
- Has anyone in your household been on holiday within the last 14 days? (Particularly considering any travel abroad.)
- Are you or a household member awaiting COVID-19 test results?
Coming to The Enter Centre
During and subsequent to the pandemic, while we recognised that some candidates chose to come to us despite living some distance away, we advised not to bring extra baggage when arriving at the examination centre (e.g. coats, bags, etc.) Only to bring items required for the examination.
Additionally, candidates were advised to bring an unopened disposable face mask or clear visor. This was to be worn at all times. Even today, we are happy for people to bring face masks if it is their wish.