Yes, TU Dortmund University continues to provide its employees with one self-test per week as long as stock lasts. For this purpose, the university receives self-tests from the state. The costs for this are refunded by the state. These self-tests, which are also issued to immunized employees, are primarily used to check oneself before leaving home. To monitor the infection activity on campus and prevent further infections, the Chair of Medical Physics also continues to offer its PCR pool testing.
The COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Kit (Swab) self-tests from the company Safecare are provided.
Employees can order the self-tests for their departments using a form in the ServicePortal.
There is an incorrect expiration date on the self-tests from Safecare, which have been issued lately: the tests have a shelf life of two years, not just one. So one year can be added to the expiration date that is imprinted on the boxes. For example, tests with the expiration date 01/23 can be used until 01/24. Please notice: The expiration date is indicated correctly on self-tests from Siemens, which were issued previously. Safecare‘s self-declaration (in German)
A positive result of a self-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 or a certified antigen test. You can get a 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 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 or the certified antigen test is positive, quarantine is automatically required.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.