As part of the extraordinary arrangements for examinations in 2019/20, candidates who are not satisfied with the grades they received in the summer will have the opportunity to sit examinations during the autumn term. The DfE has published Public health arrangements for autumn exams on COVID-19 control measures for centres in which the examinations will be made available.

It is important that where examinations are held, the DfE's advice is implemented in a way that is consistent with the NASUWT's general advice on Covid-19 control measures. While the number of entrants for the majority of examinations is expected to be relatively small, some subjects may attract relatively large entries.

Where it is clear that whole setting risk assessments do not address particular issues that may arise in the case of some examination sessions, settings should undertake dedicated risk assessments to ensure that any such sessions can be conducted safely.

Further advice and guidance should be sought from the NASUWT if it is not clear that adequate safety measures are in place.

Members should also be reminded that the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document protects teachers from requirements to invigilate examinations and that similar contractual protections are in place in most schools in the academies and free schools sectors.