The University of Nottingham has taken the decision to cancel all face-to-face lectures.
The news comes only 24 hours after Boris Johnson advised the public that the country would take measures to delay the spread of Coronavirus.
In a statement to students, the University said; “The University will deliver all teaching online from Monday 23 March, there will be no face-to-face lectures, seminars or tutorials from this time.”
“All study, field or social trips overseas, as well as residential field trips in the UK are cancelled and we are, inviting overseas placement students to return early.
“Helplines will be open from Monday 16 March to report illness or self-isolation by phone or email and get advice on employment or academic concerns linked to coronavirus.
“The University will remain open while we deliver teaching online and we will ensure our learning facilities and services remain available.”
They added that “Incident management teams meet regularly to ensure that the University is taking all necessary precautions and preparing further contingency plans for the potential campus or academic impacts of Covid-19.”
At the time of writing Nottingham Trent University remains open as normal.