August 25, 2023

The health, safety, and well-being of our VIU community is the primary focus that guides the decisions of VIU relative to COVID-19.
VIU decisions regarding the Academic Programs are informed by Italian national legislation, Veneto Regional legislation, Italian ministerial guidance and the recommendations of the scientific community.
The state of emergency ended in Italy in March 2022. Since then, all measures and restrictions in Italy have been gradually phased out, with the final restrictions lifted since August 11, 2023.

There are no longer any restrictions or special measures at Venice International University.

If you test positive for Covid: What the Law Requires

There is no longer any legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid (since August 11, 2023).

However, the following precautions are recommended:

  • Wear a face mask (surgical mask or FFP2), when in contact with other people.
  • If you are symptomatic, stay home until your symptoms subside.
  • Wash hands often and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid crowded environments.
  • Avoid contact with people who are fragile, immunosuppressed, or pregnant, and avoid attending hospitals or nursing homes. This recommendation is particularly important for all healthcare and social-health care workers, who must therefore avoid contact with patients at risk.
  • Inform the people with whom you have been in contact in the days immediately preceding the diagnosis, if elderly, frail or immunocompromised.
  • Contact your doctor if you are frail or immunosuppressed, if the symptoms persist for longer than 3 days, or if your condition worsens.

If you are a Close Contact: What the Law Requires

No restrictive measures apply to people who have come into contact with cases of Covid-19.

However, it is recommended that you pay attention to the appearance of any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue) in the days immediately following contact.
During these days you should avoid contact with other people who are fragile, immunocompromised, or pregnant. If you develop symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 during this period, a test is recommended (self-administered antigen, or PCR).