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COVID Safety Measures:

In order to ensure safety and prevent the spread of Covid-19, health precautions are in place at Knowledge Group / Abu Dhabi University testing venues to protect both staff and candidates at our testing venues, these include:

Before Test Day:

  • You are under 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the local authorities.
  • You have been in contact with any person suspected to be exposed to coronavirus; or
  • You have a cold, fever, are short of breath or have flu-like symptoms.
  • If any of the above applies to you, please email us and we will reschedule your test.

On Test Day:

  • You must have COVID PCR Negative test result conducted within last 14 days of the IELTS Test Date. You will need show the result via Al Hosn App.
  • Self-declaration form: All test takers must sign a declaration form at the entrance of the exams area on test day to declare that they are eligible to attend the test session.
  • Test takers should not attend the test if: they are under a quarantine, self-quarantine, stay-at-home or medical surveillance order, as specified by the local authorities OR if they have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.
  • Test takers under 18 years have to get the declaration form signed by the guardian. The guardian will have to leave the test premises and return to collect their ward.
  • Temperature screening will be in place at all test venues. Test takers with symptoms of fever will not be able to take the test and will be asked to go home.
  • Social distancing measures must be adhered to – with staff and test takers always two meters apart.
  • All test takers should bring and wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose. We may request to remove this for identification or other purposes. Staff and examiners will also wear a face mask on test day.
  • During the test, should any test taker display symptoms of high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms, he/she will be taken to an isolation room and further medical advice will be sought as per local legislations.
  • New hygiene protocols in place with sanitation stations
  • Masks should be disposed of carefully in designated bins at the end of your test session.
  • Test takers will have to bring their own stationery (pen, pencil and eraser), and this must be taken away with them after the exam - except for scratch paper, notes or workings sheets.
  • Test takers should limit their belongings to only essential items like a wallet / purse and mobile.