The University of Cambridge is moving all classes online for the upcoming academic year, until the summer of 2021, the university announced on Tuesday, according to the UK Press Association.
Cambridge is the first British university to announce virtual teaching for the 2020-21 academic year.
“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,” a university spokesman told PA.
In-person lectures are expected to resume again after summer 2021, but smaller face-to-face teaching groups may take place earlier if it “conforms to social-distancing requirements,” the spokesman said.