“We urge all examinees to read Examination Announcements No. 10 and 11 which are already posted in the CSC’s website for all the important reminders as well as to access the required health declaration forms. We have to work together in taking the necessary precautions to avoid the risk of COVID-19 infection in our testing centers,” CSC Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles appealed.
CSC Chairperson Nograles clarified that those without face shield on exam day shall not be denied entry to the testing venue. He, however, added that, “Examiners/test administrators and examinees alike who prefer to use face shield as an added protection against COVID-19 may do so.”
On the other hand, it is emphasized that, as part of implementation of minimum public health standards, wearing of face mask by both examiners/test administrators and examinees shall be strictly required and observed at all times, except in the following conditions: (i) during admission when examinees shall be asked by the admitting room examiner to temporarily remove their face mask to check, establish and ensure the identity of the examinee, with the examinee wearing back the face mask as soon as identity has been established; and (ii) when drinking/taking snacks which shall be done outside the testing room upon request and approval by the room examiner.
As previously implemented, the upcoming exams will also strictly observe the “No ID, No Exam” policy. Examinees must present a valid ID card on examination day, preferably the same ID card presented during the filing of application. If the ID card is different from the one presented during filing of application, the examinee must present ANY of the following accepted ID cards, which must be valid (not expired)—Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS ID; GSIS ID (UMID); Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification; BIR/Taxpayer’s ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture); PhilHealth ID (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number); Company/Office ID; School ID; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal ID; Barangay ID; NBI Clearance; Seaman’s Book; HDMF Transaction ID; PWD ID; Solo Parent ID; or Senior Citizen’s ID. The PhilID Card issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority may also be accepted as valid ID card for civil service exam.
The CSC also requires vaccinated examinees to present the original or a digital copy of their vaccination card/proof of full vaccination, such as the VaxCert; while those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must present a negative RT-PCR, saliva, or antigen test result. Fully vaccinated individuals coming from local government units requiring RT-PCR, saliva, or antigen testing must also present a negative result.
Examinees must submit a Health Declaration Form pre-accomplished not earlier than one day or within 24 hours prior to exam day. The space for the temperature reading must be left blank as thermal scanning will be done at the main entrance of the school/testing venue on exam day.
Examinees who were not able to submit a Certificate of Consent during the filing of application must also bring one on exam day.