10 March 2020

CIEA Coronavirus news item

In response to the recent Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we would like to reassure members that the CIEA is monitoring the situation extremely closely and will advise you of any changes to services, scheduled courses or events as necessary.

Members involved in this summer’s examinations may be interested in the statement released by Ofqual on 06 March 2020 which can be found below:

"We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Our advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal. We continue to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education and we have met to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum. It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.”

Read the updated statement on coronavirus and the summer 2020 exam series.

Further information may be found via the links to Ofqual, JCQ and exam board sites below: