Universities suspend face-to-face teaching

Most universities across the United Kingdom suspended face-to-face teaching on Tuesday, as schools were ordered to stay open despite the government stepping up advice to curb social contact to try to slow the coronavirus outbreak, write Bethan Staton and Andrew Jack for Financial Times.

After nearly a week of universities scaling back teaching hours, the vast majority have notified students that they will have to move to online learning in the next few days.

Institutions took the decision in the absence of clear government guidance, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on all members of the public to limit interactions with others to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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