The British Council has received approval from the Ministry of Education to resume the October- November 2020 exams series. We will administer these fully in line with the latest health and safety regulations issued by the Libyan Government, the examining board guidelines and the British Council school exams global standards, all developed in light of Covid-19.

The exams series will take place with additional measures in place, including:


Social distancing: we have increased the number of exams venues to accommodate social distancing between candidates, and are introducing procedures to ensure physical distances are maintaining before, during and after the exams.


Health and safety measures: we have set clear guidance on health and safety measures and standards for exams venues to follow, including:


Temperature check for candidates and staff.


Mandatory facemasks and gloves on site at all times.


A bespoke policy for handling personal belongings, waiting areas, testing rooms and exits.


Enhanced hygiene measures: all exams venues will be cleaned in advance of the exam session. Cleaning staff will be on site whenever we are open to ensure prompt sanitisation of surfaces and bathroom facilities after every use.


Emergencies response: we have developed a comprehensive policy for emergency management, including managing medical emergencies on the test day.


Staff training: all staff and venue staff will be fully trained on these health and safety measures including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), management of emergency cases as well as the layout and standards of the customer journey to ensure effective and safe management of the exam session.


Given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, the British Council will continue to follow all directives made by the Libyan Government. If the situation changes and affects plans for exams, we will communicate with candidates and schools and liaise with exam partners on the next steps.


Updated (28.09.2020)