Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2021

After considering the latest advice from the Education Bureau on Private Schools offering Non-Formal Curriculum (PSNFCs or Tutorial Schools), we have decided the following with regards to our English classes and Exams.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well-being of our customers, staff and the community in which we operate is our top priority.  

English Courses

Secondary Plus S1 to S4, S5 DSE Exam Preparation Courses, Junior Secondary Foundation, Senior Secondary Foundation and DSE Foundation courses will return to in-centre starting from Monday 12 April 2021. The first in-centre lesson will depend on the class day of your child’s course.

Playgroup, Stay and Play, Kindergarten 1 to 3, Kindergarten Foundation, Phonics, Success in Starters, Primary Plus L1 to L6 continue in-centre at Admiralty.

Arrangements for Adult classes remain unchanged. 

The health and safety of all our students is our main priority at all times. We will comply closely with the EDB’s recommendations, with the number of students capped at two-thirds of our total capacity.  


Cambridge English exams will resume on Thursday 1 July, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

IELTS (paper-based and computer delivered), professional and academic exams will continue as scheduled, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.


Our Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui centres are closed to the general public until further notice. You may only access our buildings to attend an  English class or exam. Any other access is strictly by appointment only. 

For those who are permitted to attend our centres, we have strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place, which include:

  • Compulsory health and travel declarations
  • Compulsory mask wearing
  • Temperature checks
  • Spacious, well-ventilated classrooms and exams venues
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Maintenance of social distancing in the class and exams rooms and for queuing
  • Regular disinfection of public areas and all rooms after each class and exam
  • Provision of hand sanitisers in all rooms and public areas

Please note that if you are notified by the government or medical authorities to attend for a Covid-19 test, please do not use our services until you know your result is negative.


As we are currently receiving a very large number of enquiries to our inbox, email and phone lines, our usual response time is delayed. Please accept our apologies for this, and we ask for your patience as we deal with them one-by-one.

 For enquiries relating to our English courses, please contact us at:  

  1. E-mail: enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk                
  2. Live Chat through here
  3. Call: 2913 5100

For exams enquiries:

  1. E-mail: examinations@britishcouncil.org.hk                 
  2. Call: 2913 5100

More information on protecting yourself from Covid-19 can be found here: 



We are monitoring the situation very closely and will continue to update our measures in the days ahead. 

We ask that all customers and visitors please comply fully with all our protocols to maximise the health and safety of all. 

Many thanks for your continued support and understanding at this difficult time. 

The British Council in Hong Kong