Information about the contagion and the protection of our community's health

COVID-19 green certificate at the University of Bologna

A COVID-19 green certificate must be shown in order to access university facilities, in compliance with Decree Law No. 122 of 10 September.

Anyone exempt from vaccination based on a valid medical certificate issued according to the criteria defined by the Ministry of Health, does not require the COVID-19 green certificate.

The measures adopted by the University of Bologna to allow university activities to carry on safely remain in place.

As previously established by the Academic Bodies, the University will offer blended teaching activities, using the methods experimented during the previous academic year.


The prevention measures taken by the University of Bologna - Phase 4

Safety protocols for Phase 4

In compliance with national and regional regulations, the University of Bologna has adopted a safety protocol to manage phase 3.

Key principals remain in place:

  • physical distancing;
  • use, where necessary, of face masks to protect the airways;
  • rigorous hand, personal and environment hygiene;
  • ability of local public health services and hospitals to control and respond.

No access to University premises - Phase 4

Access to University premises will be denied to the following categories:

  • anyone positive to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID+);
  • anyone asked to self-isolate by health authorities;
  • anyone with a body temperature higher than 37.5°C;
  • anyone with other influenza-like symptoms.

By accessing University premises, you deny being part of any of the categories above.

Behavioural rules - Phase 4

  • wash your hands frequently (How to wash your hands [.pdf])
  • avoid hugging and shaking hands;
  • keep at least one meter away from other people;
  • do not share glasses or bottles;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands;
  • cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough;
  • avoid any form of gathering;
  • aerate rooms as often as possible;
  • utilizzo ove necessario di mascherine a protezione delle vie respiratorie (How to use surgical masks correctly [.pdf] - in Italian);
  • lifts should be avoided and, in any case, may be used by only one person at the time;
  • comply with access rules.


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Instructions on how to carry out specific activities are available in the safety protocols published on the University Intranet (access reserved to University personnel).


COVID 19 - infection, symptoms and prevention

How does the coronavirus spread?

Human to human contagion mainly happens via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.  Similarly to SARS and MERS, the human to human spread has been confirmed through close contact.


SARS-CoV-2 infections may result in symptoms ranging from mild, to severe with possible death. Symptoms may appear from to 2 to 14 days after exposure and include: loss/diminution of taste and smell, fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhoea.


How to notify a positive COVID-19 test result

Students, teachers and staff are required to inform the University if found positive after taking the molecular or rapid antigen swab test.

Fill in the form to notify you tested positive to the virus



The answers to your questions about COVID-19, testing, self-isolation, quarantine, certificates, and a lot more.