The Chartered Insurance Institute has cancelled all online exams over the next five weeks in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
Last week the professional body announced it was postponing written exams due to be sat in April but advised its online examinations would go ahead at pre-booked centres, as there were less than 25 candidates at each sitting.
But in an update today (March 23) the CII confirmed all online exams would now be cancelled until the end of April as a result of the increasing spread of the coronavirus.
The body said dates were currently available for re-booking in June of this year.
The CII said: "The CII has taken this action because our priority is ensuring the health and safety of our staff, candidates and providing ways to continue to deliver their services to the public."
Last week all bars, cafes, gyms, nightclubs and restaurants - except takeaways - were closed down in a bid to limit the spread of the virus across the country.
But over the weekend prime minister Boris Johnson warned the public were still not adhering to the government's social distancing guidelines.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has now closed its test centres in Belfast, Birmingham, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds and Newcastle.
Last week the CISI said it was exploring its options for remote invigilation for its computer-based exams, but had decided to delay its narrative exams originally set for June until September.
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