Health and Hygiene protocols for visitors

Effective 26 May 2021 until amended or withdrawn

The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and employees is our first priority. Face-to-face examinations will proceed in compliance with Department of Health directives and strict health and hygiene protocols will apply. Please download and read either the Piano or Instrumental & Vocal Health and Hygiene protocols (see below) before attending the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn. You co-operation is appreciated.

Each candidate may be accompanied by one additional person only; children of secondary school age may wait alone if acceptable to their parents or guardians; the additional person might be the accompanist (as required) – alternatively a responsible family member aged over 18. Due to limitations on the number of persons in the premises, no additional visitors will be admitted.

All staff and visitors are required to wear a fitted face-mask, with the exception of children aged under 12 and other persons who are exempt under Department of Health guidelines.

Candidates for brass, speech, voice and woodwind exams may remove their masks when performing. (Candidates for piano and string examinations must wear a face-mask when performing.)

Any person who feels unwell or exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, or waiting for the result of a COVID-19 test may not enter an examination venue.

Candidates who are unwell should withdraw from the examination, consult a medical practitioner, obtain a medical certificate and forward it to our office to qualify for a 50% refund of the entry fee.

On Arrival
Candidates and accompanists should arrive at the Hawthorn Studios no more than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled examination time (unless advised otherwise).
• Enter the building and wait at the sign (keep 1.5 metres distance from others).
• Each visitor (or pair of visitors from the one household) will be asked to check-in with the Service Victoria app. (Download the service Victoria app to your mobile phone, scan the QR code and enter your first names and phone number in the app.)
• The candidate should proceed to the reception desk and show the Supervisor the Notice of Examination (hold it up to be viewed). This must be a physical copy of the Notice, including the titles of pieces, to be handed to the examiner at the commencement of the examination. Diploma candidates must also present photo ID.
• Note that no food or drink can be brought into the building – bottled water excepted.

Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Piano (effective May 2021)
Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Strings (effective May 2021)
> Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Brass, Woodwind & Voice (effective May 2021)
> Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Rockschool (effective July 2021)