Cambridge University in United Kingdom will only be conducting online classes until summer of 2021. The university thus becomes the first regular university of it’s class to announce that face-to-face classes will no longer hold for the rest of the year 2020 and may tentatively be resumed in the summer of the year after due to the global pandemic of coronavirus that is yet to have a cure or vaccine.

A statement from it read: “The university is constantly adapting to changing advice as it emerges during this pandemic.

 

“Given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the university has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year.

 

“Lectures will continue to be made available online and it may be possible to host smaller teaching groups in person, as long as this conforms to social distancing requirements. 

 

“This decision has been taken now to facilitate planning, but as ever, will be reviewed should there be changes to official advice on coronavirus.”

 

Before now, all teaching at the university had been moved online in March, while exams were being carried out virtually due to concerns over the safety of students.