Important information on COVID-19 for British Council customers and partners

Following recent directives from the Mauritian Government, the British Council has limited our operations with several restrictions in place until further notice. They are as follows:

Examination services


To protect the health of IELTS test takers in light of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), IELTS tests have been suspended in Mauritius until  further notice.

Affected test-takers will be eligible for a transfer or refund by contacting our centre via email

Professional and university exams

All Professional and University exams have also been suspended in line with Government protocol.

English Teaching Centre 

Following the official government announcement released on 18 March 2020, all British Council face-to-face classes are now suspended until further notice.

Our commitment to the safety of our students as well as to their continued access to learning remains unwavering. We will thus be transitioning to online education and will contact you with information about our varied opportunities for remote study in the coming days.

Please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team at or 59191505 should you have any questions or require our assistance.

Programmes in arts, education and society

All programmes in Arts, Education and Society in Mauritius have also been suspended until further notice. 

Customer contact

Our offices are temporarily closed to the public for the time being, but you can contact us via telephone 59191505/4030200 or email

During this uncertain time, our students, customers and partners’ health is our priority.

Please stay up to date on current welfare guidelines, available here: