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Important information for IELTS candidates

Update: We have resumed testing in Colombo and Kandy with extra measures to ensure your safety. Delivery in the Maldives remains postponed until further notice. For the latest update on test schedule click here

In light of the current Covid-19 situation and following the latest directive from the government we are closely following and implementing guidance from the relevant authorities. We remain committed to fulfilling our responsibility of delivering examinations to the best of our ability, while prioritising your welfare and that of our staff and community at all times. 

We want to assure you that we have arranged relevant measures to protect all test-takers, which we would like to highlight to you. 

Health and safety measures at test venues for test-takers

On test days:

•All test room touch points will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before every test.

•Restroom touch points will be cleaned on use.

•We will be maintaining 2 metres social distancing between you and your fellow test-takers.  

•Your speaking examiner and all other staff members will be wearing facemasks during the test. 

•We are providing hand sanitisers/ hand washing facilities at each IELTS test venue. 

•Your temperature will be checked with a no-contact thermometer prior to entering the test venue.

 Important Notes:

•You should wear a facemask when you come for your test. You will be asked to remove the facemask only for identity checks.

•Please wash or sanitise your hands upon arrival at the test venue. 

•For the safety of others, we recommend that you refrain from reporting to the test venue if you have been tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 30 days or currently having symptoms of fever, cough and cold, and sore throat.

•You are advised to minimise using shared transport to travel to the test.  

•We will inform test-takers ahead of the test date via SMS and Email of any changes in their test schedule and/or test venue.

•Please be advised that there is a delay in processing the following services and we will get back to test-takers as soon as possible:

1.EOR (Enquiry on Results)

2.ATRF (Additional Test Report Form)

3.Cancellation/Refunds

4.Postponements

Requesting Postponement due to Covid-19:

If your test was cancelled due to Covid-19, you would have already received an email from us requesting you to book a new test date and inform us by filling an online form. Please note if you don’t book a new test date and inform us of the same, you will not receive a confirmation email with test day instructions. 

To request a cancellation and refund of your IELTS Exam,  email the completed refund form to info.lk@britishcouncil.org.

Should you require more information, please send us an email to info.lk@britishcouncil.org.

Thank you for your kind attention and understanding.