From the UK CAA
This advice applies to all CAA examinations candidates and associated Approved Training Organisations and follows Public Health England guidance.
The CAA has been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to regularly check Public Health England and World Health Organisation guidance. Please be assured that the safety and health of the public is our utmost priority.
We currently taking precautions concerning CAA examinations (Flight Crew and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) conducted at all venues.
Candidates will be unable to enter the examination room if they have:
- travelled from a Category 1 location in the last 15 days.
- have any symptoms that could be Coronavirus. The symptoms are a cough, or a high temperature or shortness of breath.
- been in contact with someone with confirmed Coronavirus in the last 15 days.
Candidates will be required to review and complete a declaration in accordance with the above when arriving at the venue for an examination.
At all times, candidates will follow the instructions of CAA staff including when a candidate may be declined entry to any examination should the CAA staff conclude that there is a risk to safety and public health, including for that candidate and others.
CAA examinations may be cancelled (including at short notice) in response to an unforeseen or change in public health circumstances. Such cancellations will be at the sole discretion of the CAA.
Any travel and related expenses incurred by the candidate to attend any CAA examination will not be refundable by the CAA in the event a candidate is declined entry to an examination or where the CAA cancels any examination.
The decision on whether a candidate attends a CAA examination is at the discretion of the candidate (and candidate consultation with their Approved Training Organisation, if applicable). We urge candidates to take this decision with care and with account to these extenuating circumstances and protecting public health.
For a period of three months, from 16 March 2020 to 16 June 2020, the CAA will waive any fees normally incurred for cancellation and/or transfer to a future CAA examination sitting
Should there be any changes to the current status, the CAA will take account of any recommendations from the relevant authorities and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.