Measures against COVID-19 (Coronavirus desease)

In order to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, the Italian University System is attaching great importance to the following priorities: Health, Service, and Attention to those Most in Need.

The University of Messina has adopted specific measures to look after students and staff health and avoid further contagions. All activities are guaranteed with the precautions defined in the Prime Minister’s decree.

Decree of the Rector regarding further Covid-19 procedures, starting from February 15th, 2021:

In the second semester 2020/21, lessons will start on March 8th and will be carried out in blended mode, in person and remotely. All the lessons taught in person will be available in synchronous mode on the Microsoft Teams platform.

For specific information regarding the Second Semester lectures timetable, please look up at the Degree programme webpage.

The access to the classrooms is limited,  students have to book in advance their seat in the classroom to attend the one-day lectures. Students will book their place in the classroom through the Student Booking Application ; upon reaching the maximum number of places available in the classroom, the remaining students will follow the lesson in ‘remote’ mode. The available seat booking guide will show how to make a seat reservation. The In specific cases in which for Covid security reasons it will not be possible to access the activities in person, the lessons will be held only remotely. The Department Directors will define the maintenance of the presence mode based on the actual attendance of students in the classroom. For attendance of less than or equal to 10 units, the course will be carried out exclusively online.

Lessons at decentralized locations will take place online.

Teams Guidelines for Remote Learning for Students

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link:

Laboratory activities can be held in person in strict compliance with the prevention and protection measures against Covid-19.

The libraries will not be available for study.  The book lending service will available on reservation from Monday to Friday. 

Students will be received in blended mode, according to the methods indicated by the professors.

The February / March session exams will continue to be held in remote mode. The May session exams will be held in blended mode. Starting from March, the written exams will be held in person.

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link:

Graduation sessions, specialization diploma exams and research doctorate exams will continue to take place online.

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link:

Curricular and extracurricular internships can take place in person only in strict compliance with the prevention and protection measures against Covid-19 and according to the availability and rules of the host structure.

Internships in the medical area whithin the hospital can take place in presence only for students who have received the anti Covid-19 vaccine.

For TFA support and Bachelor of Science of Primary Education, the internships will be held according to what established by the coordinators mainly on the basis of: the possibility of individual schools to activate the blended mode for carrying out this activity; the availability of individual schools to welcome trainees in presence. Other methods deemed useful for the purpose may be activated.

The research activities of non-medical doctoral students and postgraduate students not involved in health care activities can be carried out in person; all the activities of the medical residency students will continue to take place in person.

All incoming and outgoing travel relating to the Erasmus programme and all international incoming and outgoing mobility programmes for teachers, students and TA staff may resume upon signing of a specific release, according to the availability and to the Covid-19 measures of the host University. The competent University offices will support each scholarship recipient for the evaluation of specific programmes.

Meetings of all collegiate bodies will continue to take place remotely.

All conference activities in person are still suspended, including seminars and workshops: these activities will continue to be held only remotely.

Following the evolution of the epidemiological situation from Covid-19, it is appropriate to adopt containment measures to limit infections within the University structures. Therefore, whosoever among the University staff and students should become aware of having been in contact with a person who has been ascertained positive for SARS-COV-2, is required to immediately place themselves in quarantine for fourteen days and promptly notify the persons in charge of the membership structure.

Work and study activities will continue to be carried out by employees, teachers and students in quarantine, in remote mode. It should be noted that carrying out the swab test in the first days after the contact does not necessarily yield an accurate result.  The quarantine must not be interrupted because a positive result can be obtained some days after exposure- at least five days after contact with a positive subject.

Being in quarantine does not exempt the person concerned from the obligation to communicate to their general practitioner, in view of the consequential obligations provided for by current legislation, and from compliance with all further measures ordered by the competent local health authorities for the area.

View all provisions relating to the Covid Emergency (in Italian)

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Students, teachers and all staff carrying out activities in person are reminded to strictly comply with the general Covid-19 prevention measures: social distancing and hygiene rules, as well as the correct use of personal protective equipment.

Coronavirus – guidelines