In the past few days we have seen a growing number of decisions by universities to start implementing social distancing strategies, such as moving to more online delivery of teaching and increased home working by staff. At present there is no government advice to universities about this, and therefore any operational decision by individual universities must be based on their local circumstances, which vary for a variety of reasons.
1. Universities UK (UUK) is the collective voice of 137 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its mission is to create the conditions for UK universities to be the best in the world; maximising their positive impact locally, nationally and globally. Universities UK acts on behalf of universities, represented by their heads of institution. Visit: www.universitiesuk.ac.uk
2. UUK is providing information for universities about covid-19 on its website: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/Pages/coronavirus.aspx