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 Covid-19 procedures, 11 January to 31 January, 2021:

All teaching activities, even at the decentralized offices, will take place exclusively online.

Teams Guidelines for Remote Learning for Students

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All laboratory activities will take place exclusively online.

The libraries will not be available for study and the book lending service is currently suspended.

All exams will take place exclusively online.

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link:

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

The guides on teaching activities are available at this link:

Internships will be carried out online; for TFA support and Bachelor of Science of Primary Education internships, school managers will be asked to permit trainees to enter the virtual classrooms they are assigned to according to the courses they are participating in.

The research activities of non-medical doctoral students and postgraduates will take place online except for research activities that cannot be postponed (such as animal care in animal shelters or cell cultures) which will be carried out in person; all the activities of the medical residents will continue to take place in person.

All travel relating to the Erasmus programme and all international mobility programmes are suspended for teachers, students and TA staff of Sicilian universities, except in cases of courses already started; incoming students can carry out their mobility exclusively online.  Curricular and post-curricular internships outside the region and abroad are also suspended.

Meetings of all collegiate bodies will take place remotely, exclusively through the Teams platform.

All conference activities in person are suspended, including seminars and workshops: these activities can only be held 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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