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Self-tests for employees

Yes, as an employer, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is required by the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance to offer its employees at least two antigen tests per week. For this purpose, the uni­ver­si­ty receives self-tests from the state. These self-tests, which are also given out to immunized employees, are primarily used to check oneself at home before departure.  Those who are not immunized can take advantage of the offer of free citizen tests. Individuals, who must wait five to eight weeks after initial immunization to achieve the full vaccination protection, as well as those who have a documented inability to be immunized, may also participate in supervised self-testing twice a week on campus.

The self-tests Clinitests of the company Siemens are used, which are provided by the state of NRW.

In order to detect infection as early as possible, employees should take a self-test at home in advance for each day they are present on campus. This will prevent infected individuals from traveling to campus and having contact with others while there.
Instructions for performing the self-tests

Employees can order the self-tests for their departments using a form in the Service­Portal.

Supervised self-tests

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity no longer offers supervised self-tests for employees since the beginning of December, as free citizen tests are available again. Now there is also a public testing center on campus run by an external provider. It is located in the building of the main cafeteria at Vo­gel­pothsweg 85 in the premises of the "Vital" and is accessible via the entrances on the parking level. The test center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Behavior in the case of a positive test result

A positive result of an antigen test means that you are most likely infected and have probably been infectious for a few days. The result must be immediately verified by a PCR control test. You can get a PCR control test directly from some testing centers or from your family doctor. Quarantine yourself until the result of the PCR test is available and inform your close contacts, especially those who are not immunized, as a precaution. You are not allowed to enter the campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. If the result of the PCR test is ne­ga­ti­ve - i.e. if the self-test was false positive and you are not infected after all - then the restrictions will no longer apply and you can give your contacts the all-clear. If the PCR test is positive, quarantine is automatically required.

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