To aid in minimising the spread of Covid-19, we are postponing face-to-face public services and access to our premises for now.

Last updated: 3 February 2021

At the British Council, the health and safety of all our visitors, staff, partners and the communities in which we operate, is our top priority. Therefore, to aid in minimising the spread of Covid-19, we are suspending public access to our library, cultural centre and front of office services in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet and regular face-to-face public courses and classes in all our centres, for now. We will inform all our valued stakeholders before we open, through all our channels.

Pearson Edexcel has cancelled International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams for the May/June 2021 series. Students will instead receive teacher assessed grades. Find more about this here.

Our Digital Library offering access to thousands of books, magazines, films, music and newspapers is there for you to sign up to (Become a library member) and our free online resources and study options, (visit our Learn English portal) remain available to all.


The Customer Services of the British Council will be responding to queries through email (, live Chat (through,  Facebook (BritishCouncilBangladesh), and telephone (+88 09666773377) in the office hours from 09.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

We are monitoring and reviewing the situation very closely and will continue to take relevant measures in line with the Bangladesh government or global directives in the days ahead. We thank you for your continued support and urge all of you to continue to follow the basic health practices such as handwashing, using hand sanitiser, and staying at home if unwell.