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Professional Training

These guidelines apply to training activities taking place in various contests (classrooms, workshops and firms) including final exams (both theoretical and practical), tests, mentoring, tutoring and group and individual guidelines including, as examples only:

▪    professional education and training including in dual mode for professional qualification and diploma purposes both at professional training schools and state funded professional institutes;

▪    higher education courses in the regional education context (ITS, IFTS, etc.);

▪    training and orientation courses for adult return to work;

▪    adult and ongoing education courses;

▪    regulated training courses provided in the regional education system context;

▪    ongoing training courses provided in the regional education system context.

The regional education system means that whole context in which regional education is offered including projects approved by directorial decree.

▪    Suitable information on prevention measures taken by the individual organisation is to be displayed which can also be understood by non-Italian speakers.

▪    Body temperature can be measured with access to classrooms or other training centres blocked in the event of
temperatures over 37.5°C.

▪    Hydro-alcohol solution for user and staff hand cleansing is to be made available at multiple locations, especially at the entrance and near toilets, in order to encourage frequent use.

▪    A list of those attending activities is to be kept for a 14 day period in order to enable health authorities to trace contacts if needed.

▪    Where possible groups as homogeneous as possible are to be preferred (e.g. those on the same course, employees at the same firm) with more mixed groups to be organised only as a second best.

▪    Where children (aged 14 to 17) are involved, respect for distancing norms is an objective which can be applied only in accordance with the degree of autonomy and self-awareness that can be expected from the age group concerned. Activities must thus be adapted to specific individual contexts.

▪    Where possible, with specific reference to practical exercises, outdoor spaces are to be preferred.

▪    Spaces set aside for activities must be organised in such a way as to ensure interpersonal distances of at least one metre between users and these distances can only be reduced where physical barriers preventing droplet contagion can be set up.

▪    Considering the prolonged periods in the same environment involved, all users (teachers, learners, classroom tutors, etc.) must wear airway protection masks for the whole duration of activities and clean their hands frequently with hydro-alcohol solutions. In the case of teaching staff, transparent visors are also possible. Where necessary, and if these exist, protection devices linked to the specific risks associated with individual activities should be used.

▪    Spaces must be regularly cleaned and disinfected and in any case on completion of every group activity, with special attention to the surfaces touched most frequently, toilets and common use areas (refreshment areas, buttons on automatic drink and snack distributors).

▪    Any tools and equipment used must be cleaned and disinfected on every user changeover and in any case at the end of the day. Wherever specific activities or equipment requires frequent and shared use by multiple users (e.g. industrial kitchens and their specific equipment) hands or gloves must be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

▪    Internal spaces must be aired frequently. As regards air conditioning, where technically possible all air circulation must be totally excluded. Where this is not technically possible natural air circulation measures must be reinforced and air filters cleaned when the air conditioning is switched off, to maintain adequate filtering/removal standards in line with Istituto Superiore di Sanità document technical guidelines.

▪    As regards internships the measures and protocols of the third party body/firm concerned will apply. Where more than one intern is present at the same firm and in accordance with these protocols, internship shifts may be required, to be agreed with interns, the host body/firm’s responsible individual and/or company tutor.