Exam cancellations in Hong Kong and Singapore (Coronavirus)

Given the current risk of the spread of infection, the College has been advised to cancel the RCPsych Paper B written exam in Hong Kong and Singapore scheduled for 31 March 2020, and the CASC exam in Singapore 13 - 15 May.

The rest of the exam centres remain open as scheduled, but we continue to monitor and assess the situation and notice of any cancellations will be posted on this page.

If the College is forced to cancel examinations, registered candidates will receive a full refund of the fees paid and their validity period will be extended accordingly. Candidates will be able to change to an exam centre in another country if space, time and safety permit. However, the College is not responsible for any travel or any other costs that may have been incurred.

The same rules will apply to candidates unable to sit an exam – upon presentation of documentary evidence – because of the coronavirus outbreak, where someone is unable to attend due to travel restrictions imposed by their governments and/or the UK government. For more information, please read the exams regulations.

Following official advice, candidates travelling from affected areas in the 14 days before the exam will not be allowed access to the exam centre. All candidates will be asked to complete a travel declaration form.

If we have concerns that someone poses a risk to the health of others, we reserve the right to turn them away, but will reimburse their fees and extend their validity period if required.


Candidates are advised to always follow official travel and quarantine advice. The GOV.UK website currently provides the most up to date information, including:

  • background information on the virus
  • latest statements and news on confirmed cases
  • information on infection control and prevention
  • guidance on self-isolation for patients undergoing testing
  • information for the public.
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