Sheffield Hallam University to continue face-to-face teaching despite declaring Coronavirus as a “major incident”
The University is teaching for another week before they transition online on March 23
Coronavirus guidelines issued by Sheffield Hallam were updated on March 15 to say the university will use the week as a “transition period”.
The statement said: “Face-to-face teaching will continue week commencing Monday 16 March, unless teaching activities can transition to online and/or remote delivery sooner.”
The university also assured students that they are treating the pandemic as “a major incident.”
“Our top priority is always the health and safety of students, staff and those who make up our wider community across the globe.”
Other universities across the UK including the University of Sheffield have suspended face-to-face teaching completely, and also hope to deliver lectures and seminars online.
Sheffield Hallam University and its buildings remain open, stating that their intentions are to continue to deliver and maintain services.
Their advice in full can be found here.