Grade 12 learners who are positive for, or who show signs of covid-19, will now be allowed to write their end-of-year examinations.
The Department of Basic Education says those learners, who present temperatures of higher than 38-degrees on the day of their exam, will be allowed to sit for their respective exams.
Spokes-person at the Department, Elijah Mhlanga, says learners will however be moved to other venues, to complete their exams in isolation.
Mhlanga says learners would also be required to see a medical doctor, as soon as they have finished writing their exam.
The Department of Basic Education and the Department of Health have just concluded an agreement this evening that will ensure that learners who test positive for COVID-19 are allowed to write the final matric examinations. pic.twitter.com/bcEkczJEWe
— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) November 4, 2020
— Elijah Mhlanga (@ElijahMhlanga) November 4, 2020