WSET COVID-19 updates

This is WSET's Coronavirus updates page. As the situation with COVID-19 is constantly evolving we will be updating this page regularly with information regarding the impact of Coronavirus on the delivery of WSET courses and qualifications. Please keep visiting to find guidance for students and course providers.

Update: 18 March 2020

The health and well-being of our WSET family of students and educators across the world is of the utmost importance to us, and our sympathies are with everyone affected by and worried about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are working closely with our course providers to ensure that students are not disadvantaged in any way by the current crisis. Many of our course providers around the world have taken the decision to close for a period of time. We took the decision yesterday to close our WSET School London until 4th May. We are currently working with our global course providers to increase the availability and accessibility of our online educational programmes.

If you are a WSET Level 1-3 student (in wines, spirits or sake) and you cannot sit an exam as a result of COVID-19 (either because of travel restrictions, illness or because your course provider has cancelled the exam), then it can be rescheduled.

If you are a WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines student, please note that the D3 exams scheduled to take place in May will go ahead in some markets but in most European markets and the UK, they have been postponed. Please contact your local course provider for more details. If you are unable to take your D3 exams in May as planned then the next scheduled dates are in October 2020.

We ask you to contact your local WSET course provider for updates about what is happening in your market, as local circumstances vary greatly.

Please be assured that we will be as flexible as possible in order to help you during this challenging period. Our WSET teams across the world are still working, albeit remotely, and can be contacted as usual. We are continuing to process and mark all recent examinations, and you will receive your results, however, there may be a greater delay than expected due to the measures we have taken to protect our staff. We are grateful for your patience and understanding at this time, and we apologise for any inconvenience to you.

WSET is one very big family and we are here to support you through this crisis every step of the way. If you have any queries or concerns that your course provider cannot answer, we are here to help!


If you do need to get in touch with WSET:

WSET Global student enquiries:

APP enquiries: please contact your usual Business Development Manager 

WSET School London queries: Please fill in the online form here wset-school-london/contact