Changes to our teaching and exams activities, in compliance with public-health orders announced on Thursday 1 October 2020, are outlined below. Cultural events will continue to be staged online. 

ENGLISH CLASSES / TEACHING CENTRES

Our teaching centres are open to the public, providing English classes as normal in Barcelona, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Segovia, Valencia and throughout Madrid, with the exception of those centres in areas coming under new public health restrictions. 

  • Our Madrid Teaching Centre in Paseo del General Martínez Campos. In line with the State of Alarm restrictions applicable to the Comunidad de Madrid from the 9 October, as outlined in the forthcoming BOE, our Madrid Teaching Centre will remain open to the public and we will continue to teach our classes for Primary and Secondary students online. Adult and infant-age students will continue to study in their face-to-face classes as normal.
  • Students and parents requiring a document authorising travel to adult and early-years classes in the centre of Madrid can obtain one from our Customer Service Team by emailing hello@britishcouncil.es
  • Our Alcobendas teaching centre remains closed to the public. All classes will continue to be delivered online while temporary restrictions remain in place in the area. 


EXAMS

British Council exams are not affected by the new measures recently announced by the Ministry of Health. Candidates will receive a proof of travel document with their exam confirmation  documentation, that will permit travel to an area affected by mobility restrictions.

We continue to offer exams at our centres in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia, as well as all other locations across Spain where we offer exams.

Click here to see where and when you can take your Aptis, Cambridge, IELTS, and professional and university exams. Click here for information on the health and safety measures we have put in place for all examinations.


BRITISH COUNCIL SCHOOL

The British Council School has  opened its doors for primary and secondary students in Somosaguas and early-years students in El Viso; lessons on both premises are delivered with strict adherence to all relevant health and educational guidelines. Please get in touch with any questions here.


CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

We have adapted our cultural activity to current public health needs, and so we will continue to prioritise online events and activities. Sign up for our free Arts newsletter to get all the latest news. 


STUDY IN THE UK

Visit our Study in the UK page for all the latest information for Spanish students relating to the current public health situation and the UK's departure from the European Union.


LEARN ENGLISH FROM HOME – FREE RESOURCES

Through the #AprendoconBritishenCasa initiative, the British Council is providing the public (including students, parents, teachers and exams candidates) with a wide variety of resources so that they can continue learning English from home. We will update the website regularly with new content. If you prefer, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates on new resources. 


QUESTIONS FROM STUDENTS, CANDIDATES, SERVICE USERS AND THE PUBLIC 

Our customer service department is still on hand to help via email, at hello@britishcouncil.es, and on our customer-service helpline: 91 121 80 00.


QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS

Our press department will answer all questions from communications media by email

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In order to protect the health and well-being of our students, staff and the public, the British Council will continue to work with state and local authorities to implement measures taken to eradicate the spread of Covid-19.

We thank you for your continuing support. Your health is our priority.

We will keep you informed about any new developments.

The British Council

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