These elements of the EPA will need to be rescheduled if they cannot be undertaken remotely. If the EPA timeframe needs to be extended beyond what is allowed in the assessment plan, the end point assessment organisation should seek agreement from the relevant quality assurance body.
Where a specified assessment method for a specific standard might be adjusted, without threatening safety, and in a manner in which it meets the original intent, End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) should discuss this option with their quality body, who may refer it to the Institute for Apprenticeships for authority. The substitution of assessment methods is not considered appropriate at this time.
With the prior authority of their External Quality Assurance body, assessments may be conducted in an appropriate simulated environment, such as a training facility.