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.

NEW REGULATIONS FOR THE A.Y. 2021/2022

Starting from September 1st, all University staff and students must have and show the green ‘Green Pass’ (EU Green Pass – EU digital COVID certificate) to access the University venues attesting one of the following conditions

  Having received a COVID-19 vaccine, even just the first dose. Only vaccines approved by EMA are accepted and recognized*. The Green Pass is valid until the date of the second dose, and then it is valid for 9 months; 

– Having recovered from COVID-19, with simultaneous cessation of the prescribed isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection, and having the relevant medical documentation (validity 6 months);  

having a rapid or molecular antigen swab test with negative results for the SARS-CoV-2 virus (valid for 48 hours). 

*Vaccines currently accepted in Italy and authorized by EMA are Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech); Spikevax (Moderna); Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 

  

International students may find themselves in one of the following situations:  

1.Student in possession of a certification considered by the Ministry of Health equivalent to the Green Pass, that MUST be in English, Italian, Spanish, German  or French (or sworn translation if drafted in another language) that MUST contain the following data:   

       VACCINE CERTIFICATION 

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);  
  • data relating to the vaccine (name and lot). Vaccines currently accepted in Italy and authorized by EMA are Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech); Spikevax (Modern); Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson); 
  • date (s) of administration of the vaccine;  
  • identification data of the person who issued the certificate (state, health authority).  

       HEALING CERTIFICATION 

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);  
  • information on the holder’s previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, following a positive test (date of first positive swab);  
  • identification data of the person who issued the certificate (state, health authority).  
  1. Unvaccinated student: a swab test should be taken no later than 48 hours before the day of the IMAT test.

3. Student who has completed a vaccination cycle not approved by the EMA: it is necessary to take a swab test taken no later than 48 hours before.

 

Lessons will be carried out in presence. Only for study courses with a number of students enrolled for each year not compatible with the size of the classrooms, in order to ensure the distancing required by current legislation, the lessons taught in presence will be available in synchronous mode on the Microsoft Teams platform.

For international students: if you are waiting for the visa, you will be able to participate in online lessons if you have already enrolled and paid the enrolment fees of € 156.00. For further details on lectures timetable and learning activities, please contact  the Scientific Coordinator of the Degree Programme or check the Degree Programme’s web page.

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. Lessons in presence will be guaranteed for courses held in the first year and for those with compulsory attendance.

Only for vulnerable students of all courses (pursuant to article 26 of Legislative Decree no. 18 of 17/03/2020, converted with amendments by Legislative Decree no. 27 of 24/04/2021), lessons will be available in synchronous mode on the Microsoft Teams platform.

Lessons at decentralized locations will be held in the same way.

Students will be received in presence or remotely, according to the methods indicated by the professors.

Laboratory activities will be held in presence in strict compliance with the prevention and protection measures against Covid.

Regular exams will be held only in presence. Only for vulnerable students of all courses (pursuant to article 26 of Legislative Decree no. 18/2020, converted with amendments by Legislative Decree no. 27 of 24/04/2021), exams can be held in synchronous mode on the Microsoft Teams platform.

Graduation exams will take place in presence, with a previously authorised limited number of accompanying persons. 

Curricular and extracurricular internships will take place in presence according to the availability and rules of the host structure.

For TFA support and Bachelor of Science of Primary Education internships, 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.

Internships in the medical area inside the hospital and health care internships will take place in presence. The activities of non-medical doctoral students and postgraduate students not involved in health care activities will be carried out in presence.

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 continue 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.

The libraries will be available as study rooms, in strict compliance with the prevention and protection measures against Covid-19 and depending on the places available.

The book lending service will continue to be available on reservation from Monday to Friday.

Conference activities, seminars and workshops can be held in presence according to the provisions of the Decree no. 52 of 22/04/2021

Meetings of all collegiate bodies will take place in presence.

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.

Full information concerning entry into Italy is available at the following pages:

Covid-19 info for travellers (salute.gov.it)

Covid-19 info page (salute.gov.it)

www.esteri.it FAQ

Go to the information form

For full information on specific rules and regulations applied in Sicily for anyone who enters Sicily coming from EU and / or non-EU countries, visit the following web page (in Italian).

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