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Important information for IELTS test takers

We are testing in all locations with extra measures to ensure your safety. Delivery in the Maldives remains postponed until further notice. For the latest update on test schedule, please click here

In light of the current Covid-19 situation and following the latest directives 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 taken all possible measures to protect all our test takers.  

Health and safety measures at test venues for test takers

On test days:

  • All test room touchpoints will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before every test.
  • Restroom touchpoints will be cleaned on use.
  • We will be maintaining 1.5 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 at each IELTS test venue.
  • Your temperature will be checked with a no-contact thermometer prior to entering the test venue
  • You will be required to sign a health declaration form. 

 How to protect yourself:

  • Please 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. 
  • Minimise using shared transport to travel to the test.  

If there are any changes to the test schedule or test venue we will inform you in advance via SMS/Email. 

For the safety of others, we recommend that you do not come 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. If you are unable to attend the test due to above reasons, we will offer you a free test day transfer. Should you require more information, please send us an email to info.lk@britishcouncil.org

Thank you for your kind attention and understanding.