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Covid-19 Updates and Health Advisory

Date: 7 May 2020

At the British Council, the health and safety of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government in our response to the spread of Covid-19 in Thailand.



The current situation for IELTS are:

  • Computer-delivered tests are running as scheduled.
  • Paper-based testing will resume soon and candidates will be notified accordingly.

We have re-designed our test layouts to ensure that test takers and staff maintain a one metre separation at all times. We have also adopted the important additional hygiene measures that have been advised by the government. Test takers should read the test taker special measures (in the expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply.


Please feel free to contact our customer service team at

For general information on Covid-19 in respect to studying in the UK and UK qualifications please see:

For the latest information and resources on protection from the Covid-19, please go to the WHO website and DDC website.

We wish everyone well during this challenging time, and thank you for your kind understanding and continued support.

The British Council in Thailand