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Trinity Scraps Lectures In Bid To Stave Off Coronavirus

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Trinity College Dublin is closing its lecture halls and other buildings amid the coronavirus threat.

However, tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals will all continue to be given in the usual fashion while using social distancing protocols.

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TCD said this will allow the institution to maintain continuity of teaching and learning, while minimising the need to bring together students in large groups.

In addition, TCD has closed the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library, the Science Gallery and the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Notices of these closures will be posted online and at the main entrances to the college.

In a statement posted on the university’s website, it said:

“From tomorrow morning (Wednesday 11th), all lectures will be delivered online for the rest of the semester rather than physically in a lecture hall.

“However, 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.

“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.”