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Coronavirus (COVID -19) updates
At the IDP test centers in Japan, tests are conducted while implementing infection prevention measures. In response to the following guideline on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), we hereby inform you of the following infection control measures, including the wearing of masks. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Any changes will be announced on the website. If you have any concerns, please reach out to the test centre directly.
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From the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "About Wearing Masks"
"Since March 13, 2023, the wearing of masks has been left to the judgment of the individual, respecting the individual's independent choice. We ask for your consideration so that the individual's independent decision will be respected and that you will not be forced to put on or take off a mask against your will."
-Test takers: The wearing of masks is left to the discretion of the individual. However, some candidates may have chronic illnesses, live with elderly people, etc., so we ask for your understanding and consideration so that your independent decision will be respected.
-Speaking examiners and staff: For the time being, the test will be conducted with masks.
Infection Prevention Measures at the Test Center
The following measures are in place to prevent the spread of infection within the test center.
- Speaking examiners and staff wear masks
- Temperature checks using non-contact thermometers
- Disinfectant solution
- Ventilation of the classrooms (please wear something that can adjust the temperature of the room)
- Adequate space between students and examiner during the speaking test, or acrylic panels to prevent splashing
- Disinfection of desks, chairs, computers, mice, headphones, etc. used by students
Looking after your health
Your health and safety is our top priority. More information on protecting yourself from COVID-19 is available here: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/ （Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare）
We know this may be a stressful and confusing time, but we are here to support you.