How will universities look like during coronavirus?
Students preparing for the new university term can expect changes on campuses – much like those that have affected other aspects of life since March.
There are concerns globally regarding the spread of Coronavirus as Universities return globally which will involve local and international travel. Universities could put back face-to-face teaching until the end of the academic year in spring or summer 2021, when the threat from coronavirus might have reduced..
In the UK, the government’s scientific advisory group, Sage, stated in a document published on Friday there was a “significant risk” that higher education “could amplify local and national transmission”.
“It is highly likely that there will be significant outbreaks associated with higher education, and asymptomatic transmission may make these harder to detect,” the report added.
Strict cleaning measures, lots of hand sanitiser, one-way systems and capacity limits for places such as the library and coffee shop will be common.
Young people have been advised to take responsibility for the spread of the virus.
Close-knit seminars and office hours with lecturers are unlikely to take place face-to-face as they did before.