All Trinity College lectures to be held online for the remainder of this semester
The measures come into effect from Wednesday morning.
Trinity College has confirmed that all lectures will be delivered online for the rest of the semester, rather than physically in a lecture hall, due to the impact of the coronavirus.
A statement issued by the college on Tuesday afternoon also confirmed that while all lectures will be delivered online from tomorrow (11 March) onwards, tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals will all continue to be given in the usual fashion while using social distancing protocols.
“This will allow Trinity to maintain continuity of teaching and learning while minimising the need to bring together students in large groups,” the statement read.
“This will slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, but further measures may be necessary and these arrangements will be kept under continuous review. Anybody who is unsure about what constitutes a lecture should consult their timetable. If they are still unsure, they should consult their school or course co-ordinator.”
As well as the measures being taken with regard to lectures, Trinity College also confirmed that the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library, the Science Gallery and the Douglas Hyde Gallery will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday. Notices of these closures will be posted online and at the main entrances to the college.
Trinity College says these measures “are being taken in the interests of your health and well-being and to decrease any potential impacts on the larger community”.
“The decisions are based on the concept of social distancing which has been recommended by many experts. Our goal is to decrease the number of instances that lead to students, staff, and visitors coming together in large groups in close proximity with each other."
A number of precautionary measures put in place by the college remain in place, while a list of frequently asked questions applicable to Trinity College students and visitors to the college can be seen here.