NEW DELHI: The health ministry on Wednesday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed while conducting examinations to avoid risk of spread of Covid-19 infection.
As per the latest guidelines, only those examination centres which are outside the containment zone shall be allowed to function. Besides, staff and examinees from containment zones will not be allowed at the centres. Educational institutions will have to make separate arrangements for them at a later date and via other means.
Only asymptomatic students and staff will be allowed inside an examination centre. Any symptomatic student will be referred to the nearest health centre and the institution shall arrange for arranging the candidate’s exam at a later date when the person is declared physically fit. The ministry also said if a student is found to be symptomatic and insists on writing an examination, the candidate may be allowed to do so in a separate isolation room with due permission from authorities conducting the examination.
It also advised all centres to ensure masks, sanitisers and hygiene inside premises.