The NSW state government has announced its guidelines for the HSC exams at the end of the year.
Exam rooms will be cleaned and sanitised after each use and one person will collect papers at the end of each day.
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said masks will be optional during tests, just as they are in classrooms.
Temperature checks for students are “not necessary”, NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty said, and will be up to the discretion of each school.
Marking will all be done online, presenting a “huge logistical challenge” for teachers.