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Information regarding access to buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries from 1 May 2022

According to Decree-Law no. 24 issued on 24 March 2022, from 1 May 2022, Green Passes are no longer required to access buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries. The following rules continue to apply:

  • the use of face masks is required in classrooms, libraries or laboratories
  • the use of face masks is strongly recommended inside university buildings (such as offices and common areas) and is mandatory when social distancing cannot be maintained and when there are gatherings
  • the use of FFP2 masks is required to participate in meetings, conferences, and events in general
  • in-person lessons and library seats must be booked.

Written and oral exams in the exam session of May, June and July will be held in person.

According to the same Decree-Law, until 15 June 2022 vaccination will continue to be mandatory for university staff, as specified in the document attached.

Organisational measures

Classroom capacity raised to 100% (booking required)

On Monday 7 March the maximum capacity of classrooms was raised to 100%. Booking a seat will continue to be mandatory (with the exceptions already contemplated). All 2021/2022 lessons will also be available via live streaming.
Students belonging to specific categories can continue to rely on special Student Support Services.
You can book your seat as early as one week before class. For further information please read the FAQs about the organisation of teaching activities.

Mandatory vaccination for university staff

According to Decree-Law no. 1 of 7 January 2022, vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 will be mandatory for university staff from 1 February 2022. The same Decree-Law also makes vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 mandatory for every person over the age of 50 from 15 February 2022. Staff with specific and certified medical conditions may be exempted from vaccination, according to Article 4, paragraphs 2 and 7 of Decree-Law no.44/2021.
According to the more recent Decree-Law no. 24 of 24 March 2022, from 1 April the staff who have not complied with mandatory vaccination will only be liable to sanctions by the Italian Ministry of Health through the Italian Revenue Agency (Decree Law 44/2021).

file pdfMemorandum no. 2 of 12/01/2022
Mandatory vaccination for university staff (prior to Decree Law no. of 24 March 2021)
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Exams

Written and oral exams in the exam session of May, June and July will be held in person, in keeping with the following safety measures:

  • seating arrangements in classrooms must respect social distancing   
  • everyone must wear a face mask (surgical masks or respirators)
  • everyone must wash or sanitise their hands frequently
  • gatherings must be avoided
  • rooms must be ventilated thoroughly and frequently

Students may request to sit an exam online if they fall into one of the categories listed below:

  • students with disabilities recognised under Art. 3, par.3 of Italian Law 104/92. Such students should send a request to  disabilita@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam
  • fragile students suffering from serious diseases or with certified immunodeficiency, due to the high risk of contagion (Ministerial Order no. 134 of 09/10/2020). Fragility is assessed and certified by the General Practitioner in collaboration with the local Prevention Department. Such students should send a request to  disabilita@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam

For international students — i.e. students who possess a foreign qualification, are foreign citizens, and cannot travel due to travel restrictions in their country of residence — online exams will be held in the same way as the corresponding in-person exams. In order to be authorised to take exams online, international students must send a request to  onlineexams@unive.it at least 5 days before the exam and attach documentation attesting their current residence (e.g. a residence certificate or self-declaration validated by a local Italian authority, such as a Consulate or Embassy) certifying that they are currently in a country which is restricting travel.

When professors are on sick leave, exams may be postponed, unless a colleague is available for substitution.

Exams will be held in person even for courses that have been held online.

Use of face masks

The use of face masks (surgical masks or respirators) is:

  • in classrooms, libraries, laboratories and study rooms
  • FFP2 masks are required to participate in meetings, conferences, and events in general
  • when social distancing cannot be maintained and when there are gatherings
  • when sharing a room with a “fragile” person or people
  • for staff working directly with the public
  • for staff working in a room with one or more colleagues, provided that there is enough space to avoid gatherings
  • during in-person meetings
  • when the subject displays symptoms of a respiratory tract infection
  • inside lifts/elevators

Quarantine is no longer mandatory for people who have come into close contact with subjects who have since tested positive for Covid-19, provided that such people display no symptoms (regardless of their vaccination status). People in this situation must wear an FFP2 mask for 10 days following the close contact. The Italian Ministry of Health updated its instructions regarding self-isolation on 30 March 2022.

International students

Vaccination and Green Pass

Ca’ Foscari recommends that you refer to a general practitioner in your home country, in order to gather all of the information regarding your particular medical history, discuss any possible medical conditions that might interfere with the vaccination and evaluate the risks involved. Any relevant information must be reported to the doctors or health care workers of the vaccination team on the vaccination day. If you have not been vaccinated yet, please check the information in the “What to do if” section below.
In 2021, Italy and other European countries introduced the so-called Green Pass (“basic” and “super”) as a means of containing the spread of Covid-19. 
From 1 May 2022, Green Passes are no longer required to access buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries.

Given the volatility of the pandemic’s impact, we strongly encourage you to check this web page regularly in order to stay as up-to-date as possible. In case of need, please write to:  immigrationteam@unive.it.

What to do if

I am an Extra-Ue student

  • If you hold a private Health Insurance, you need to contact the issuing company for further information, as every one may have different terms and conditions. Please note that private insurance contracts must cover all risks of illness for the entire period of your stay in Italy, they must specify the country of validity and the dates of issuance and expiration and they must include indications about the procedures to ask for a reimbursement.
  • If you subscribed to the National Health System in Italy and you finalized your registration at the health registry (Anagrafe Sanitaria), you should immediately get in touch with the general practitioner (by phone call or text message). He/she will give you all the needed information to proceed with a swab test, if necessary.

I am a European student and I hold the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

  • If you are an EU student, you should hold the EHIC, issued by your national health authorities (if you do not have the EHIC card, you should contact the health service in your country before your departure). This card gives access to the public health care, although it does not cover any medical treatment.
  • If you have symptoms, please get in touch with a private doctor or subscribe to the annual National Health System in Italy, in order to be assigned a general practitioner.

  • In case you tested positive for Covid-19 after taking a swab test through the National Health System, you should carefully follow the instructions that the local health registry (Anagrafe Sanitaria Locale) and the doctors will give you.
  • In case you test positive for Covid-19 after taking a swab test privately, reach the following contacts:

    • 800 938 811 toll-free number of Ulss 3 Serenissima
    • 800 462 340 toll-free number of Regione Veneto

We suggest you to get in touch with a general practitioner who will give you detailed instructions according to the measures of contagion prevention in place.
Ca’ Foscari University recommends using the app Immuni (Government’s app for Covid-19 contact tracing).

If you are not enrolled in the Italian National Health Service, you can book an appointment for vaccination by sending an email to  commissario.vaccini@aulss3.veneto.it.
The email must include all of the following attachments:

On the day of your assigned vaccination appointment, it is essential that you bring the following documents with you to the vaccination centre:

  • your Italian tax code
  • self-declaration stating your completed enrolment as a Ca’ Foscari student
  • consent form (please download the English form below and the general information attachments regarding the possible vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson). This form is a declaration of your personal decision to be vaccinated. The attachments provide: general information regarding the vaccines; possible side effects; warnings and precautions, including all of the medical conditions that might interfere with the vaccination.

All international students can find further information about Health Insurances on the webpage Stay, insurance, transport. For further information: Counselling and Welcome Unit  immigrationteam@unive.it.

For up-to-date information from Regione Veneto: 

Telephone contacts for Covid-19:

  • 1500: Italian Health Ministry Number (Covid-19 info)
  • 800 462 340: toll-free number of Regione Veneto (in case of symptoms)
  • 800 938 811: toll-free number of ULSS Serenissima

Incoming mobility

Before arriving, incoming students will have to:

  • make sure that the Home University, the country of destination and the national and international regulations allow traveling
  • make sure to know and accept the specific teaching and class attendance modalities (on-site or online), taking into account that they could change according to the evolution of the pandemic

Contacts:

Outgoing mobility

Prior to departure, outgoing students will have to:

  • make sure that the Host University, the country of destination and the national and international regulations allow travelling
  • make sure to know and accept the specific teaching and class attendance modalities (on-site or online), taking into account that they could change according to the evolution of the pandemic
  • sign a “Declaration of responsibility” specifically designed to relieve Ca’ Foscari University of Venice of responsibility in case of any sort of difficulty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Contacts:

Student services  
Front office services and office hours

Student desks and student services appointments must be booked online through the general contact list of student services.
Some in-person office hours are available (booking is required). Students should contact individual professors and language assistants directly and in advance for information regarding this possibility. Information concerning office hours is available on the teaching staff’s personal pages.

Internships

Experiential activities, including internships, can be conducted in person, in compliance with the safety protocols explained in attachments 18 and 22 of the Ministerial Decree issued on 12/03/2021. Therefore:

  • all current curricular internships conducted in person or in a mixed format can continue in these modes, in compliance with the safety protocols explained in attachments 18 and 22 of the Ministerial Decree issued on 12/03/2021, and according to what the host organisation requires;
  • all curricular and extracurricular internships on Ca’ Foscari premises, both for Ca’ Foscari students and members of other universities, can be conducted in person, online or in a mixed format; tutors need to ensure their presence on the premises for in-person or mixed activities, and the authorisation of the Head of the Department is required;
  • new curricular internships can be activated in person, in a mixed format or entirely online, in compliance with the safety protocols explained in attachments 18 and 22 of the Ministerial Decree issued on 12/03/2021, and according to what the host organisation requires.

Internships abroad

Study rooms

Study rooms can be booked via EasyPlanning. Here is a list of the study rooms available:

  • 208 places at CFZ - Ca' Foscari Zattere
  • from Monday 4 October 2021: 24 places in the study room of Edificio Zeta at the Scientific Campus of Via Torino (Mestre); 14 places in Aula 1A and 12 places in Aula H at Polo Didattico San Basilio
  • 15 places in Spazio 25 and 10 places in Aula Nicchie at Palazzo San Paolo
  • 30 places in Aula Accoglienza at Palazzo San Leonardo, divided as follows:

    • Monday-Wednesday (until 3 p.m.) = 5 places
    • Wednesday (from 3 p.m.)-Friday = 25 places

  • 13 places in Spazi studio Chiereghin at Palazzo San Leonardo, divided as follows:

    • Monday-Wednesday (until 3 p.m.) = 3 places
    • Wednesday (from 3 p.m.)-Friday = 10 places

Libraries  
University library system and access to bibliographic resources

From 2 May 2022, external users over the age of eighteen can use the services of the University Library System (SBA). External users must book their access to libraries, using their credentials on EasyPlanning. The use of face masks is required.
For further information, please check the following pages: BALI, BAS, BAUM, BEC, CFZ, University Library System.

The University Library System has a vast collection of available resources, including over 2 million e-books, more than 60,000 e-journals and 84 databases, all of which can be explored by using Ca' Foscari's library portal, cerCa'. In addition, the university library system has activated access to additional resources (e-books and e-journals) that have been made available by their publishing houses during the coronavirus emergency.

Detailed instructions regarding how to access online bibliographic resources can be found on the web page dedicated to remote access procedures.

For further information or for additional help with the use of electronic resources and the cerCa’ portal, please fill in this online help form: Chiedi aiuto [ITA].

For technical problems related to remote access and credentials, please contact the Call Centre.

It is also possible, even without authenticated web access, to consult the ARCA research archive as well as the full-text documents and photographs of other digital archives [ITA].

 

Last update: 17/05/2022