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 Myanmar.

Following recent government directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Myanmar, all our centres in Myanmar will not open for face-to-face consultation. We have now resumed IELTS tests in Yangon and Mandalay. Click here to register for your IELTS test.

Test takers - please be ready to follow our special health and safety measures on test days, as listed in the section below. 

Health and safety measures on test days

All test takers must sign a declaration form at the entrance of the exams area on test day to declare that they are eligible to attend the test session. 

Please do not attend your test if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Myanmar Government 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Under 18s

Test takers under 18 years of age are strongly recommended to be accompanied by an adult until the necessary checks at the entrance of the test venue have been completed. If you are then excluded from the test, you and your accompanying adult must leave immediately. If you have not been given permission to leave the test venue unaccompanied, you will be escorted to a holding area until an adult comes to pick you up. Our staff will follow the British Council child protection policy and procedures when they proceed with this arrangement.

On test day: 

  • We advise you to report an additional 30 minutes prior to the previously specified arrival time of the test  
  • We are implementing temperature screening in the test venue before test takers enter the exams area. Test takers with symptoms of fever will not be able to take the test
  • Please follow basic hygiene practices such as using hand-sanitiser provided on test day and regularly washing your hands
  • Please maintain a one metre distance from other test takers or staff wherever possible
  • You are welcome to/should bring with you, a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. You may be requested to remove this for identification or other purposes. 
  • For speaking tests staff and examiners may/will also wear a face mask. Neither the test taker nor the examiner can insist that the other remove or put on a mask for the purpose of the interview
  • All test venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of the test. For computer delivered tests, equipment will be cleaned between sessions

After your test:

If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 14 days after you take your test, please report this to your test centre by email. This will help ensure we can communicate with other test takers and follow local health authority and government advice.

Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel updates

Pearson Edexcel – Oct/Nov 2020 examinations:

  • Registration will open soon.

Cambridge Assessment International Education – Oct/Nov 2020 examinations:

  • Registration is open.

For more details, please visit here. 

Professional and other exams update

The list below shows the status of our professional and other exams. Test takers should read the special test taker measures (in the expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply. 

Please do not attend your exam if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Myanmar government 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Re-scheduling and refunds

If your exam is cancelled or you are unable to attend your exam, please contact your exam board directly, so that they can manage any refunds or re-scheduling with you.

Exam board / type Scheduled dates Current status Status update expected
ACCA June 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
Heriot Watt June 2020 Cancelled TBA
MRCP/MRCS March/April 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board
Pearson LCCI April/June/July 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board

For general information on Covid-19 in respect to studying in the UK and UK qualifications please see: https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/moving-uk/coronavirus.

For more information or assistance, please contact our customer services team at enquiries@mm.britishcouncil.org.