Measures for students

1st  August 2022

Beginning of courses - a.y. 2022/2023

 

Dear Students,

courses for a.y. 2022/2023, which were originally scheduled to begin on Monday 26th September, will start on Tuesday 27th September 2022 in order to allow for participation in the voting of the upcoming general elections.

All courses will be organized and delivered in-person at the university. No specific online support will be provided alongside in-person activities. Lecturers may independently decide whether to deliver lectures from the classroom via streaming (with or without video recording) and/or ensure access to video recordings from previous academic years.

If necessary, lecturers may decide to make up for the classes that cannot be delivered in person (e.g., holidays) in synchronous or asynchronous remote mode, within the limit of 10% of the total number of hours scheduled for each course. Online make up classes must be scheduled taking into account the official timetable of classes in order to avoid scheduling them immediately before and/or after other classes.

The timetable of classes will be available on your personal page of the Teaching Portal or here.

Exams - September examination session and extraordinary examination session

The September examination session and the extraordinary session will be organized in-person at the university for the entire student population and for all courses. As an exception, exclusively students who are in one of the following conditions may request to take their exams remotely following the online procedure (Online Services tab – Exams portlet – Exam schedule and registration):

  1.  students testing positive to COVID-19  (requests may be submitted up to 24 hours before the exam)
  2. students living abroad who are unable to travel to Italy due to international mobility restrictions (requests may be submitted up to 48 hours before the exam)

 I remind you that you should always follow the measures for the containment of the spread of COVID-19 and the rules for access to Politecnico.

 I wish you happy summer holidays and success in your exams.

  

Best regards,

 The Rector

Guido Saracco 

 

  12 July 2022

Dear students,

Considered the new provisions related to the CoViD-19 pandemic and included in the "Updates on the Shared Protocol of measures to combat and contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2/CoViD-19 virus in the workplace" signed last 30 June 2022, following the dialogue between the Italian Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economic Development, INAIL (the Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work)  and the trade unions’ representatives , with the aim of complying with what is expressly provided for in such document, in my capacity as Employer, having obtained the opinion of the Occupational Physician (OP) and the RSPP (Health and Safety Officer), in agreement with the Art.10 Covid Committee and on the basis of the specific working activities carried out in our University, I deemed it appropriate to update the precautionary measures in force for our University within the "Shared Protocol" approved last 6 July.

In particular, Politecnico workers are required to wear a FFP2 mask when carrying out the following activities (and any other not listed but similar activities in terms of exposure risk):

a. front-office activities at offices of student services, libraries, all offices open to the public (e.g. international mobility offices, career service office, etc.);

b. activities in direct contact with the public (internal or external) in support of events;

c. teaching and support activities during in-person lectures and examinations;

d. office or laboratory activities in which an interpersonal distance of 1 m cannot be permanently maintained.

 Please note that in accordance with Decree Law 81/08, only during the period of exposure to non-negligible work risks, such as those occurring in certain types of laboratories, students are assimilated to workers: as a consequence, in these cases the provisions of point d) apply.

However, I would like to point out that it is, in any case, strongly recommended using respiratory personal protective equipment in any situations where more people are gathering within our University premises. In this regard, a specific communication on how and when FFP2 masks are to be distributed will be sent to all Heads of Office.

With regard to “fragile” workers, all measures and procedures are applied by our University within the Shared Protocol in accordance with the Decree of 4 February 2022 of the Ministry of Health: workers who fall within the pathologies and conditions listed in this Decree have to contact the OP (infermeria@polito.it) in order to comply with the provisions in force. In this regard, all "fitness to work evaluation" documents previously issued which identified limitations and/or prescriptions on the basis of a proved situation of “fragility” must be renewed by 31 July 2022.

Finally, I would like to remind you that the full text of the updated Shared Protocol is available at

https://www.coronavirus.polito.it/en/measures_for_staff/protocol

 

Thanking you once again for your kindness and spirit of cooperation,

 

Best Regards,

The Rector

Guido Saracco

 

22 June 2022

 Dear students

considered the new provisions in force related to the CoViD-19 pandemic, I would like to inform you that, starting from next June 22 on, all obligations concerning the use of surgical masks and FFP2s in indoor settings will cease to apply, with particular reference to activities such as lectures, exams, final examination (graduation ceremonies) and events. However, I still recommend using respiratory protective devices in cases of prolonged queuing or gathering where an inter-personal distance of at least one meter is not guaranteed.

The Rector

Guido Saracco

 

3 May 2022

Dear colleagues,

Dear students,

 Referring to the “the end of the Covid 19 pandemic state of emergency”, as stated by decree-law last 31 March, and considering the evolution of national regulations and the current pandemic situation, our University, will apply the following measures, in accordance with Piedmont Co.Re.Co. Committee’s Guidelines of 2 May 2022:

 Teaching and curricular activities 

Teaching and curricular activities for the academic year 21/22 will be carried out in accordance with the regulations already in force, which are confirmed without any changes.

 Procedures for accessing PoliTo premises and reservations 

Reservations are no longer required for accessing classrooms, libraries and study rooms.

 Exam sessions

Exam sessions will be held from 13/06/2022 to 23/07/2022 at the University premises (in-person). Remote examinations will be exclusively available for students in the following conditions:

  • Students testing positive for COVID 19 
  • Students residing abroad who are unable to return to Italy due to international travel restrictions.

Students can apply for taking exams in online remote mode according to the regulations in force applied for previous exam sessions.

 Graduation sessions 

The extraordinary exam session scheduled for the period 06/06/2022 - 15/06/2022 will be held exclusively in online remote mode (thesis oral defence and graduation ceremony).

The summer exam session will be held at the University premises, in compliance with prevention and safety protocols.

 Covid-19 Green Pass certification, vaccination requirement and Sars-Cov-2 infection 

Access to university facilities will be permitted and Covid-19 Green Pass certification will no longer be required.

The vaccination requirement for university staff is confirmed until 15 June 2022.

Those who are positive for Sars-Cov-2 or those who show respiratory or febrile symptoms are not allowed to accessing university premises.

 Use of personal respiratory protective equipment

The use of surgical (or higher protection level) masks is mandatory for all those attending classrooms, libraries and study rooms. Exceptions are applied by law for those people who are exempt from wearing such PPE.

 In general, the use of (surgical or FFP2) masks is not compulsory but strongly recommended in indoor places, including workplaces such as offices and laboratories, and in all cases of queuing or gathering where no interpersonal distance of at least one meter is guaranteed.

 Events

FFP2 masks must be worn at all indoor events open to the public (including graduation ceremonies).

Events will be accessible upon booking through a specific online procedure.

 I would also like to remind you that #PoliTOtracing swabs free screening service (via Coronavirus Infection - #PoliTOtracing ) will be available for Politecnico staff and students until 20 May. You can benefit from it so that the whole Politecnico community can benefit from it, as well!

 The Rector

Guido Saracco