As is well known, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is a public health emergency of international concern. The most common symptoms of Covid-19 infection are fever, fatigue and a dry cough. Some patients may experience muscle aches and pains, nasal congestion, a runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are generally mild and begin gradually. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, renal failure and even death (Ministry of Health).

Following the outbreak of the health emergency from Covid-19, MIP acted promptly, immediately complying with the provisions issued by the competent authorities at regional and national level and drawing up a specific corporate anti-contagion protocol, in application of the “Common regulatory protocol between the Government and the Social Partners on the measures to combat and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the workplace” of 26/04/2020, and of the specific ordinances of the Lombardy Region.

With reference to its activities, MIP has managed to ensure the continuity of its educational services during the emergency period through live remote teaching sessions.

In compliance with the provisions of the 2020-2021 School Plan of 26/06/20, from September 2020 in-person teaching activities can resume, in compliance with the provisions of the technical document “hypothesis for the remodelling of the containment measures in the school sector and the modalities for resuming teaching activities for the next school year”,  elaborated by the Technical Scientific Committee (CTS) on 28/05/2020. These provisions, described below, have been incorporated and adopted by MIP.

Every student/lecturer who enters MIP’s premises is obliged to comply scrupulously with the following provisions, in order to reduce the transmission of the virus and the risk of infection, for the well-being of the whole community.

This document is based on the current status of the legislation, which may change in the following months, due to the continuing health emergency and its severity. Official sources such as the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and the regional websites will therefore be consulted periodically in order for us to remain constantly updated on the subject and to comply with the recommendations as they are published.

It will be the responsibility of MIP to communicate in good time any significant legislative changes, enacted at regional/national level, that involve a modification to the prevention and protection measures adopted.


Access to MIP for students and all staff working in various capacities is allowed ONLY under these conditions:

absence of respiratory symptoms or body temperature above 37.5°C, also in the previous three days;

not having been in quarantine or home isolation within the last 14 days;

not having been in contact with Covid-19-positive people, as far as the individual is aware, in the last 14 days.

Anyone who has respiratory symptoms or a body temperature of above 37.5°C must stay at home. The national legislation relating to the provisions of the School Plan of 26/06/2020 stipulates, to date, that it is NOT necessary to measure the body temperature for students and academic staff at the entrance and refers to the individual’s responsibility for checking their own state of health.

If, at the date of resumption of educational activities, any regional provisions should provide for the obligation to measure the temperature before entering, timely notice will be given.

For  safety reasons and in order to avoid unnecessary gatherings, MIP invites students to come to and remain on campus only for reasons strictly connected to attending classes in person.


Care must always be taken over personal hygiene, in particular:

  •  wash your hands frequently, preferably with soap and water, or, alternatively, with sanitising products available in several points of the building and, in particular, near each lecture theatre to allow hand hygiene at the entrance;
  •  avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  •  avoid hugs and handshakes;
  •  cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough.


Among the school’s general organisational measures, the principle of physical distancing is a matter of priority. It is therefore necessary to:

  • stay at least 1 metre away from other people in all classrooms, common areas and passageways.
  • respect the maximum crowding allowed in classrooms and other common areas as per the specific warning signs, in order to ensure adequate social distancing.
  • observe the differentiated flows of entry and exit from the classrooms as per the specific signs, in order to reduce the risk of assembly.
  • access the toilets one at a time.


All users (professors, students, lecturers, etc.) must wear a surgical mask or community-made face covering for the entire time spent on MIP’s premises; ”community-made face coverings” are defined as disposable or washable masks, including those self-produced, made of multilayer materials suitable for providing an adequate barrier and, at the same time, guaranteeing comfort and breathability, of an adequate shape and adherence to cover the area from the chin to above the nose.

Needless to say, the possibility remains that near the time of the resumption of school activities, in view of the epidemiological picture, the competent bodies will decide to suspend the obligation to use the aforementioned mask. It will be the responsibility of MIP to provide timely communication in the event of any changes.


MIP will ensure the regular cleaning and disinfection of areas by external specialised companies, with particular attention to frequently touched surfaces, toilets and common parts, through the use of products with authorised virucidal action, according to ISS guidelines.

A regular and sufficient change of air will also be guaranteed, favouring, wherever possible, natural ventilation.


During the time a student/lecturer spends on MIP’s premises, in the event of the appearance of symptoms related to coronavirus infection (fever, respiratory symptoms, etc.), the person concerned must be isolated immediately and equipped with a surgical mask, if they do not already have one, and must be immediately set off to return home, and then follow the path laid down by the law in force for the management of any suspected case.

During the condition of isolation, the symptomatic person will be made to stay in a place away from others, as long as it is comfortable for his/her condition.

The NUE – single  emergency number – (112) should be contacted ONLY IF it is strictly necessary.

For confirmed cases, subsequent actions will be defined by the competent territorial prevention department, both for the quarantine measures to be adopted as provided for by the law, and for readmission to the school. MIP will cooperate with the relevant health authorities to establish any “close contacts” in order to enable theauthorities to apply the necessary and appropriate quarantine measures.