April 1, 2020
The chief provincial public health officer is issuing orders under The Public Health Act as approved by the minister of health, seniors and active living. The following measures will be in place as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1:
– Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises.
– All restaurants and other commercial facilities that serve food are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at all facilities. However, restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery or takeout. If this takes place, the operator of the restaurant must ensure that all people maintain the appropriate social distancing from other customers when picking up food.
– All businesses that are not listed in the schedule of critical services that accompanies the order must close between April 1 and April 14. This closure order does not prevent these businesses from operating on a remote basis.
– Municipal transit services, taxis and other private vehicles for hire can continue to operate. The operator of the vehicle must take measures to ensure there is a reasonable separation of people in a vehicle. This order does not contain specific distance restrictions because it is hard to impose a limit in small vehicles. The goal is to ensure a reasonable level of spacing between people.
Following orders under the Public Health Act, Heartland’s buildings will continue to be closed until at least April 17th. April 18 and April 25, 2020 are provisionally confirmed, but may need to be further postponed depending on legislation. Any further updates on test confirmation and availability will be posted to our website www.ieltsmb.com.
We encourage any test taker who does not need an urgent test to postpone to avoid crowding. Any test taker who wishes to postpone a test may do so up to 3 days before the original test date. We will waive our transfer fees for the period of the Covid-19 outbreak. That is, there will be NO FEE for transferring to a later date, or for transferring from a paper-based to a computer-based test.
Please keep checking our dedicated website for updates: http://www.ieltsmb.com/covid-19-news/
March 19, 2020
Important information on IELTS tests
To protect the health of IELTS test takers in light of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), IELTS tests have been suspended in Manitoba until April 17.
Affected test-takers will be eligible for a transfer or refund by contacting us at 204 989-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take care to look after your health at this time by following the latest advice, available here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
March 17, 2020
Heartland International IELTS Test Centre office is now closed to walk-in inquiries from March 17 to April 17 (dates can change as we monitor the development of COVID 19)
We are closed for Test Report Form (TRF) pick up, in-person consultation or in-person test registration
Walk-in general inquires
All TRFs will be mailed to the address entered during registration.
Tests are suspended
We are working from home and answering all phone calls and emails, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm