Current state and territory COVID-19 directions around the country allow the AKT and KFP to proceed. We’ll update this page and send you an SMS if your exam is affected by any significant changes.
You must bring your COVID-19 vaccination certificate (e.g., on your state or territory government mobile phone app) and be prepared to show it to enter your exam venue.
If you're not vaccinated for COVID-19, you’ll need a pre-approved Special Arrangement to be able to sit your exam. Complete the Special Arrangements Application Form and email it to email@example.com
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, along with your supporting evidence for consideration. Vaccine exemptions must be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.
We recommend you wear a face mask throughout the exam for the safety of candidates, staff and the community. N95 face masks are recommended as the highest-grade protection.
COVID-19 and Influenza symptoms
You’re permitted to sit the exam if you have symptoms which are unrelated to COVID-19 or Influenza, are expected, and are responding to your usual medication.
If you have unexplained COVID-19 symptoms on exam day, you won’t be able to sit the exam unless you have a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result on the day prior to arriving at your exam venue and can satisfactorily complete the COVID-19 attestation on arrival.
If you have unexplained Influenza symptoms on exam day, we recommend you have a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. You should also consider withdrawing from the exam by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a refund of the enrolment fee (minus $100 withdrawal fee per segment). You will be required to submit a medical certificate as evidence if you are seeking a refund.
As per the RACGP Fellowship Examinations Candidate Handbook, candidates who present at an examination are presumed fit to sit the exam. Marks are based solely on the performance of the candidate in the exam and can’t be changed based on personal circumstances surrounding the exam.
You must be able to satisfactorily complete a COVID-19 attestation to sit the exam.
There are significant consequences for making a false attestation, which may include:
- your details being reported to the public health unit in your state
- referral to the Medical Board of Australia for professional misconduct
- voiding of your exam result and / or termination of RACGP membership under the Academic Misconduct Policy.
On exam day, you’ll be asked to confirm ’Yes’ to the following:
- I am free from symptoms related to COVID-19
- I am not awaiting results from a COVID-19 test which was undertaken because I had symptoms
- I am not currently required to self-isolate or self-quarantine in accordance with state or territory directions
After the exams
If you test positive to COVID-19 soon after the exam, we would appreciate you letting us know by emailing email@example.com. We’ll inform candidates and staff who were at your exam venue of a positive case being identified, however, your personal details won’t be disclosed.