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We have resumed IELTS testing in locations where it is permitted and safe to do so, with additional precautions in place to help protect the health of test takers and staff. Please see below the latest testing updates across Canada. (Last updated on: 29th March 2021)

Covid-19 IELTS FAQs

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, British Council IELTS has implemented some safety protocols at its official partner test centres to help protect the health and safety of all test takers and staff, and to limit the spread of the virus. Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers.


I have registered for an IELTS test, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, I am not sure if the test will happen. What should I do?

I have been affected by COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has been affected by COVID-19 and I have scheduled an IELTS test. Can I attend my test?

My test centre has rescheduled my test venue or speaking test time due to COVID-19. What should I do?

Can I travel to another province to take an IELTS test?

What COVID-19 measures are being taken by the IELTS test centres on test day?

What COVID-19 specific measures should I take on test day?

What precautions should I take after the test?

What should I do if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 fewer than 14 days after I took my test?

How will my results be delivered?

How can I find out more about COVID-19?

IRCC Covid-19 Updates

Find out the latest information regarding covid-19 from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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  • Online courses
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  • Road to IELTS (10-hour trial version)

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