Covid 19 update

Covid-19 IELTS Exam Update


Hello everyone,


we hope you are all well and will continue to be so, while New Zealand and the rest of the world endeavour to halt the spread of COVID-19.

We at FutureEd will do all that is humanly possible to ensure that the IELTS test that you will take is in a clean, safe location.

We will be trying to ensure that all candidates have been in New Zealand for more the twenty days and do not show the following symptoms as per the New Zealand government below.

If a candidate shows for the test and we feel they may have these symptoms then they will be refused entry. British Council may or may not allow them to be rescheduled to another test day. If they are rescheduled it will be a minimum of 14 days before the next available date.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:


  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)
  • shortness of breath.


These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

We don’t yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current World Health Organization assessments suggest that it is 2–10 days.

If you have these symptoms and have recently been to a country or area of concern, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please telephone Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor immediately.


Thank you for reading the above.


Yours faithfully,


Ameer Khan