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Falmouth University suspends face-to-face teaching

Falmouth University suspends face-to-face teaching

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:17am 18th March 2020. (Updated at 7:27am 18th March 2020)

Falmouth University has suspended face-to-face teaching as a result of the 'rapid spread' and 'deep concern' of coronavirus.

Project and studio activity has also been halted and will resume from Monday 23rd March.

Campuses currently remain open including the student accommodation.

Officials say the health and wellbeing of the campus community is the top priority.

You can find all the latest updates in Pirate FM's Coronavirus Super Blog here.

"The health and wellbeing of our campus community is always our priority. Therefore, Falmouth University has decided to suspend face-to-face teaching, project and studio activity from today and will resume online from Monday 23 March 2020. We will then provide, where possible, learning support and resources to replace lectures and will be making alternative arrangements for assessments. 

"Please be assured that we are working diligently to ensure that your education is not adversely impacted and this decision has been made as a result of the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the deep concern it is causing our community of students, staff and their families. 

"Our campuses will remain open, including student accommodation. 

"However, students who wish to do so, will not be penalised academically if they move home. 

"We recognise the disappointment, distress and disruption that this extraordinary global event may have caused and we thank our campus community for their ongoing cooperation and resilience. 

"Staff and students should check their university email accounts and the staff and student pages for further information and guidance."

Falmouth University


What to do if you display symptoms

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms which are: 

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. 
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly. 

DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. 

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. 

How long should I stay home for? 

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days. 
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. 

If you must stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. 

Read the latest advice about staying at home

Official advice

In line with public health advice, we ask you follow these hygiene practices to protect your own health and that of others:


  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wash your hands when you get home and into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available.
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are unwell.


  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are unclean.

We also strongly advise all to check the following websites for the latest advice and guidance:

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