The University of Bolton has confirmed that it is no current plans to switch to online teaching only.

Coronavirus outbreaks have been seen among students at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan, forcing them to move all teaching to online.

This will remain in force until at least October 30.

However, despite this change after a sharp rise in cases at Greater Manchester's two main universities, the University of Bolton has said it remains unchanged as there has been "no outbreak among our students".

A spokesman from the University of Bolton, said: "The University of Bolton can confirm that, to date, we have a very limited number of students who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who are required to self-isolate.

"Where any cases arise within the University community, we are notifying and working with the relevant authorities.

"Based on Greater Manchester guidelines, there has been no outbreak among our students or at the University of Bolton."

The university confirmed that it is "firmly" at tier one status, meaning that it can still provide face-to-face teaching for its students.

This is currently the "default" for universities during the coronavirus crisis.

The spokesman continued: "It is important to stress that, as of this moment, we remain firmly in Tier 1, the default position for HE providers.

"Tier 1 is where HE providers are expected to provide blended learning, with face-to-face tuition, following the provisions of this guidance, and public health guidance, including, for example, the appropriate use of face coverings."