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The exams we administer and COVID-19

The following affect all exams administered by the Hellenic American Union until further notice.

The following concern exclusively exams administered by the Hellenic American Union. For any other issue not related to exams administration but related to general COVID-19 precautionary measures, relevant Greek legislation and official government guidelines apply.

  • On each exams day:
  • We will not allow into exams we administer: any personnel without a vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 recovery certificate within the last six months or a certificate of negative COVID-19 result following a rapid or PCR test up until 48 hours before the exams; any test takers without a vaccination certificate or a COVID-19 recovery certificate within the last six months or a declaration form of negative COVID-19 result, following a self-test up until 24 hours before the exams or a rapid or PCR test up until 48 hours before the exams or a certificate of negative COVID-19 result following a rapid or PCR test up until 48 hours before the exams.
  • During any written and speaking tests we administer:
    • All exams venues, rooms, furniture, and equipment will be dully and professionally sanitized.
    • Exams personnel and test takers will always keep a distance of 1,5 meters at least from each other. 
    • Our exams personnel will use antiseptic liquid and wear gloves and face masks/face shields. If test takers wish, they may bring their own antiseptic liquid, gloves, and face masks/face shields.
    • We will also have such items available in all exams venues.
    • Test takers must wear a face mask/face shield for as long as they remain in closed areas (waiting areas, halls, corridors, exams rooms) before, during, and after written and speaking tests. Test takers who have been awarded special accommodations on the basis of documented disability are not obliged to wear a face mask/face shield.
    • All exams rooms will be adequately and naturally ventilated. If natural ventilation is not possible, air-conditioning will be used.
    • Test takers will not be allowed to share any item with others in exams rooms.
    • Test takers, individuals or in groups, must be escorted to exams venues by no more than one person. While speaking and especially written tests are administered, escorts are not to wait outside exams venues.
  • Test takers are not allowed to bring any personal belongings to exams venues such as the following: mobile phones or other such electronic devices (i.e. smart watches); notes/books; handbags; bookbags; purses etc. The only items test takers are allowed to bring to exams venues are the following: valid proof of identity; wrist watch or clock; soft pencil(s) HB #2 (or black/blue pen for Greek Attainment Exams, PETfS, FCEfS, CAE and CPE exams or colored pencils for the YLE exams); eraser; pencil sharpener; ruler; bottled water; antiseptic liquid; gloves; face mask.
  • Of the above items, test takers must bring the following: valid proof of identity; watch or clock; soft pencil(s) HB #2 (or black/blue pen for Greek Attainment Exams, PETfS, FCEfS, CAE and CPE exams or colored pencils for the YLE exams). Our exams personnel will not provide test takers with pencils (or pens or colored pencils), erasers, or pencil sharpeners; test takers must wear their wrist watches at all times.
  • In case test takers bring to the exams venue any other items, no storage will be provided; we bring no responsibility for any damage, loss, or theft.
  • Test takers may be at the exams venue up to 45 minutes before the time of their written test, according to the schedule they have received. Upon arrival to the exams venue, following instructions by our exams personnel, test takers must go directly into the exams room where they will take the test. Test takers are not to wait at all outside or inside the exams venue.
  • Test takers must present themselves to the exams venue 5 minutes before their speaking test begins. Test takers are not to wait outside the exams venue.
  • If written tests include breaks, they will take place inside exams rooms. Test takers are not allowed to go outside rooms during breaks.
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