How should universities respond to Sage’s call for teaching to go online?
As people in the Liverpool City Region wake up this morning to strict new Covid-19 restrictions, the Labour Party has upped the stakes in the framing of the pandemic. Following news that the government’s own scientific advisers backed a “circuit-breaker”—a short period of lockdown “to return incidence to low levels”—in England on 21 September, Labour has broken with political consensus and is calling for a national lockdown.
As we reported yesterday, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies also suggested that all university and college teaching should be online “unless face-to-face teaching is absolutely essential”. Fiona McIntyre has been collating responses to the news.