Coronavirus - Updates at Unipd

Protocols and guidelines


July 24, 2021, Covid Notification 

The Italian Law Decree of July 22, 2021 states that as of August 6, 2021, access to the following services and activities are permitted to those carrying a valid Covid Green Certification  

  1.  indoor seated catering services 
  2. public performances, sporting events and competitions
  3. museums, cultural institutions, and exhibition centres
  4. swimming pools, gyms, team sports, wellness centres, indoor facilities 
  5. festivals, fairs, conferences, and congresses
  6. health spas, amusement parks
  7. cultural centres, indoor recreational centres (including those that exclude educational activities for children), summer centres, and related catering activities
  8. gaming rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos
  9. public calls (concorsI) 

Provisions do not apply to those excluded from the age requirements for the Italian vaccination campaign as well as those exempt from the campaign bases on medical conditions that are certified by the Italian Ministry of Health Circular. 

Under article 9 of the Italian Law Decree of April 22, 2021, the COVID-19 Green Certification includes the following: 

  1. anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, completion of all required doses (valid for 9 months) 
  2. full recovery from COVID-19 infection, completion of the required quarantine cycle in compliance with the criteria established with the Italian Ministry of Health (valid for 6 months)
  3. negative test results from a rapid or molecular antigen SARS-CoV-2 virus (valid 48 hours)


Notification as of June 24, 2021 - 6:30 pm

Based on the June 5, 2021 Region of Veneto Ordinance no. 83, along with D.R. Rep. no. 2245 of June 15, 2021, the protocol for the management and containment of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has introduced the following new features:

a)   Conventions, congresses and similar events are permitted to take place, according to provisions based on "Guidelines for the return of economic and social activities " in forced and declared in the document " Prevention and containment measures for the reopening of conferences, congresses, events, corporate conventions and events similar activities" of the University

b)   Public ceremonies comply with the protocols and guidelines, only if suitable measures ensure the prevention of large gatherings.

The University must adhere to the following: 

  • Guaranteeing adequate space that allows for the social distancing of at least one meter from others and complying with all required sanitary measures
  • Mask wearing at all times
  • Guaranteeing adequate ventilation of the premises by opening windows, weather permitting
  • Registering names of participants and keeping them on file for a minimum of 14 days

c)   All meetings and seminars, including those of the collegial bodies, are permitted to be held in person or remotely.

In-person activities must adhere to the following:

  • Guaranteeing adequate space that allows for the social distancing of at least one meter from others and complying with all required sanitary measures
  • Mask wearing at all times

Concerning teaching, the Ministry of University and Research, with The Minister's Circular of June 23, 2021, states; “considering the recent ordinance of the Minister of Health of June 18,  which places all the Italian regions in the white zone, except Valle d'Aosta that remains in the yellow zone until June 27th, plans for the organization of teaching and curricular activities must be prepared with the expectation to be carried out in-person. This includes training activities, exams, tests and graduation sessions, as well as other activities referred to in art. 3 of the D.L. n. 52/2021. The guidelines and safety protocols referred to in annexes 18 and 22 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 2, 2021 remain active and have not been modified by the decree law of April 22, 2021, n. 52 and in particular art. 23, paragraph 2, of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021, which provides for measures to safeguard the continuation of teaching for the benefit of students who are unable to participate in in-person teaching or curricular activities, and ensuring them remote methods or various recovery options.

The University has prepared an auto certification form for students to explain to their professors why they cannot participate in taking in-person exams 

 > All updates

> Protocols and guidelines
Covid-19 vaccination campaign - Information