Our highest priority is to keep our candidates and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s transition to 'Covid-normal' conditions. This statement details the directions we are taking to keep people safe in regard to vaccinations, examinations and the APC office. We update this page regularly.
We understand these continue to be uncertain times for many. We are committed to supporting and guiding everyone through this unprecedented time.
We are following the guidance of the Australian Government Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as the health directions issued by each Australian State and Territory. We will continue to update our staff, candidates, accredited providers, and the public on new information as soon as it becomes available.
We want to thank all pharmacists and health practitioners around the globe who are working tirelessly on the frontline to provide care to their communities.
Please stay safe.
APC strongly encourages vaccination, as recommended by the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The APC Board and staff are fully vaccinated. To continue our important work, all APC staff and contractors meeting face-to-face will need to be fully vaccinated. At this time, APC will not engage contractors who are not fully vaccinated.
APC engages Pearson VUE to manage all our examination centres. Pearson VUE continue to monitor government instructions regarding COVID-19 management and diligently follow the directions for each jurisdiction, both here and overseas. Read more about Pearson VUE's coronavirus information.
Accreditation and exam Subject Matter Experts, accreditation Assessors, working group members and consultants who are meeting face-to-face for APC work must be fully vaccinated and follow all conditions of entry to APC or stakeholder premises. This is in place for the safety of everyone and to accommodate all logistical constraints. Rapid Antigen Test kits are available to support a Covid-safe environment.
With the recent lifting of restrictions by the ACT Government aligning closely to NSW and VIC regulations, we have now reopened our Canberra office. Be advised, our office is not open to the general public under any circumstance without a scheduled meeting.
For APC staff and people attending scheduled meetings, the following arrangements are now in place:
Should there be an incident or exposure on site, APC will act in line with ACT Public Health Directions, which may include:
If you're interested in how we have responded to the pandemic since 2019, see APC's responses to the COVID 19 pandemic.