COVID-19 Update

CES Exams Toronto
Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated 22-September-2021

COVID Update: As of July 16, Toronto is in Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Road Map to Reopen. CES Toronto Exams continues to follow a strict COVID19 protocol and take all the necessary precautions to ensure safe testing environment. Physical distancing and wearing masks or face coverings are still required.

CES Exams Toronto is offering a safe and physical-distanced test environment. The measures that we are taken to prioritize your safety includes, not limited to:

1. Deep cleaning of computers, desks and other testing equipment, which are all disinfected before each test.
2. 6 ft. spacing between candidates at all times: at check-in, waiting area and in the test room.
3. Each computer-delivered testing station has a partition, which ensures a barrier between test-takers.
4. Mandatory face masks for all staff and candidates.
5. Temperature checks on entry. Candidates with a fever or cough will not be able to sit the exam.
6. All candidates must sign a declaration that they have not travelled outside Canada within 14 days and do not display COVID-19 symptoms.
7. Each candidate receives their own pencil(s).
8. Hand sanitizer available at check-in and throughout the venue.
9. A sanitized area will be provided for personal belongings.

If you have a test booked and you are feeling unwell, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate. If you have any questions, please contact CES Exams at info@ieltstoronto.com.


Do I have to wear a face mask? Yes, all candidates must wear a face mask for the duration of the test. This is because face masks protect others in indoor spaces, so you will be safest if all the other candidates are wearing masks. Although CES Exams was one of the first IELTS Centres to require face masks, all companies and test centres must now require customers to wear masks indoors due to a City of Toronto bylaw as of July 7, 2020.

Will my speaking examiner be wearing a face mask? Speaking examiners at CES Exams Toronto will be wearing clear plastic face shields so that you can see their mouth and hear their questions clearly. There will also be a plexiglass screen between you and the examiner for extra protection. This has been tested to make sure you and the examiner can hear each other well.