After a brief pause, taken to cooperate with government directives and to aid in minimising the spread of Covid-19, British Council has resumed conducting computer-delivered IELTS and paper-based IELTS exams.
Since venue capacity might be reduce due to physical distancing measures, British Council will offer IELTS tests with more test dates per month to meet the demand of examinees, said a statement issued on Sunday night.
Stating how British Council is ensuring safety measures at their test centres, Zunayed Aahmed, director operations examinations, said with the resumption, they are ensuring the safety and hygiene measures that are recommended by their global standards and Bangladesh government guidelines.
"Our test-takers are communicated beforehand regarding the precaution they need to maintain, such as signing a document confirming health issues, wearing a mask that covers mouth and nose and the temperature checking mechanisms that are available in the centres," he said.
He also emphasised that the entire centre including furniture, equipment, stationery etc are all meticulously sanitised before every test and all their staff and examiners wear protective gears during the test as well.
During the interim period when tests were cancelled, test-takers could still access free online materials, preparation video and resources on tips on IELTS essential skills, practice tests, dos and don'ts and expert advices on the four segments of IELTS.
Test-takers can still access exclusive preparation materials and the above-mentioned benefits when they book IELTS with the British Council.
They are now resuming tests in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet and soon will be resuming in Khulna, Cumilla, and Rajshahi, in phases, the statement said.