The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester issued this message last night:
Following the developing situation around COVID-19 and to prioritise the health and wellbeing of our community, the RNCM is moving to online teaching only with immediate effect. All scheduled assessments and examinations are postponed until further notice.
All events at the RNCM are postponed from Monday 16 March and box office sales (online, by phone and in person) are suspended with immediate effect. Where reinstatement of the performance at a later date is not possible, or if patrons are unable to make a rescheduled date, a full refund will be issued when services are resumed.
Staff and students should check Moodle, the Intranet and their College email accounts regularly and audiences should visit the RNCM website and social media channels for further updates.
The Royal Academy of Music posts:
As of today, the Academy has taken the decision to suspend all performance activity for the remainder of the term. The COVID-19 situation is developing rapidly, and our priority is to ensure the wellbeing of students, staff and our community, which is why we are taking these steps.