Do not bring sick children to the SEA exams on Thursday, warns Ministry

Do not bring sick children to the SEA exams on Thursday, warns Ministry

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of roll back measures to continue to safeguard the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Education has outlined the protocols in place for the upcoming Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) tomorrow, Thursday, August 20.
Parents are reminded that there can be no congregating in or around school compounds.

Parents must make arrangements to drop students off no later than 7:45 a.m.

This is to facilitate screening and reception of students ahead of the examination which begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Students must be collected promptly after the exam from approximately 1 p.m.

Parents of children with concessions are advised to return at 1:30 p.m.

Parents should also heed the advice of the Minister of Health and take their children home directly.

In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s Protocols, students are required to wear masks and will be screened upon entry to the school compound for COVID-related symptoms.
The Ministry said any student presenting with flu-like symptoms will be refused entry, adding that children with flu-like symptoms at home.

A make-up test would be available to students who are absent.

Parents are therefore expected to ensure that their children are admitted to the school compound before exiting.
All other established COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols remain in effect and will be enforced among students and personnel:

• Wearing masks over the nose and mouth
• Washing hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based sanitizer
• Cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces • Maintaining a physical distance of six feet apart.
For further information, persons can contact the Ministry’s Communications Division at 622-2181.
The Ministry of Education would like to take this opportunity to wish parents and students a safe and successful examination