SELT test centres and COVID-19 - what to expect

As each of the four nations have now begun to relax their Covid restrictions, Trinity College London has reviewed the current Covid secure measures in place at our Secure English Language Test (SELT) centres.

We remain committed to ensuring that every candidate who comes to take their Secure English Language Test (SELT) does so in a safe and supportive environment.

From 2 May 2022 the following measures will be in place:

  • Mask wearing will be optional for everyone in the centre; plastic screens will be retained between SELT staff and candidates at the point of registration
  • Cleaning materials and hand sanitiser will be available for use and additional cleaning will continue throughout the day
  • We will continue to encourage hand washing and sanitisation, particularly on arrival at the centre
  • SELT one-to-one speaking and listening tests with Trinity examiners will continue to be delivered remotely via video conference
  • Social distancing will no longer be enforced, but people may keep their distance if they wish. Furniture in the centre will remain well spaced out
  • Centres will continue to be well ventilated
  • Access to the test centre is only for candidates booked to take a test (there is no waiting room in the communal areas for friends or family members)


What to do if you have an exam booked and test positive or display symptoms of Covid-19?

  • Any candidates unable to attend a Trinity SELT test due to Coronavirus will be offered a free rescheduled booking or a refund by calling 0333 358 3183 or emailing
  • Candidates showing signs and symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) or any other respiratory illness should not attend the test point and are advised to follow the Government advice that people should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

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