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Test options for TU members

Public test center in front of the Main Building as well as test options for other TU locations

Starting 12 April 2021, TU staff and students as well as members of the public have the chance to have one free daily coronavirus test. Working with our partner Medicare Testzentrum, we have erected a tent on the forecourt outside the Main Building on Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. In addition to the official test center in front of the Main Building, TU Berlin has found other partners to provide tests for University members at our other locations.

Medically trained staff will conduct rapid tests Monday to Friday from 7:00 until 18:00. Tests are performed using throat and nose swabs and the results are available after approx. 15 minutes via email. The test tent is within easy walking distance of Ernst-Reuter-Platz metro station as well as Tiergarten S-Bahn station and can be reached by foot from S-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten in just 10 minutes.

How can I take advantage of this free testing service?

Testing is possible by prior appointment. The procedure is straightforward:

  1. Book an appointment
  2. Arrive on time and present ID at reception
  3. Nose/throat swabs are taken
  4. Results available by email within 15 minutes

Important!

Avoid brushing your teeth, drinking, smoking, chewing gum, sucking sweets, gargling etc. within 15 minutes prior to a rapid test.

FAQs and details of testing procedure

Further details and FAQs are available on the Medicare Testzentrum website.

Test options for other TU locations

Effective 19 April 2021, University members can also be tested at the following locations:

Dahlem
Curtius Apotheke

Curtiusstr. 4
12205 Berlin
Email: info(at)curtius-apotheke.berlin

Approximately 1.7 km from Königin-Luise Str. 22
Approximately 2.4 km from Rothernburgstr. 12

The following times have been reserved for TU members to take a rapid test:

  • Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:00
  • Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:00

An appointment is not required. Please bring your national ID or passport with you as well as current official proof of address.

Your test result will be available after 15 minutes. Please remain on site if you would like to receive a paper copy of the result. Otherwise, your test result will be texted to your cell phone or emailed to you.

Wedding
Schnelltestzentrum Berlin Mitte
Wöhrlerstraße. 4
10115 Berlin
Email: v.semmelrogge(at)gqs-antidoping.de

Approximately 1.1 km from Gustav-Meyer-Allee
Approximately 1 km from Ackerstr. 71-76

TU members can be tested free of charge Monday to Friday from 9 to 11:00.

An appointment is not required. Please bring either your national ID or passport with you as well as current official proof of address, your health insurance card with photo, or your University ID.

You will receive a paper copy of your test result after 15 minutes. Please remain on site.

Nordkreuz Apotheke (located in the Gesundbrunnen train station)
Hanne-Sobek-Platz
13357 Berlin
Email: info(at)nordkreuz-apotheke.de

Approximately 1.2 km from Gustav-Meyer-Allee
Approximately 1.6 km from Ackerstr. 71-76

The following times have been reserved for TU members to take a rapid test:

  • Mondays from 9 to 11:00
  • Wednesdays from 9 to 11:00
  • Thursday from 9 to 11:00

Prior appointment via email to info(at)nordkreuz-apotheke.de with “Testung TU Berlin” in the subject line is required.

Please bring the following documents to your first appointment:

  1. National personal ID or passport as well as current official proof of address, your health insurance card with photo, or your German residence permit
  2. Signed and completed declaration of consent and data protection information (only in German)
  3. Appointment confirmation (email) from Nordkreuzapotheke

You will receive the test result via text message. You can also choose to receive a paper copy of the result. Please remain on site.

Who can take a test?

Anyone (except for children) officially residing in Germany may be tested for free once a day. If you are not officially residing in Germany and do not have German health insurance (statutory or private), you are still entitled to one free test per day.

Please bring your national ID, dgti supplemental ID or passport with you as well as current official proof of address. If you reside outside of Germany, please also bring your health insurance card or other proof of German health insurance.

What to do if you test positive

If you test positive, please make your way directly home and quarantine there. The test center is required to register positive tests with the health authorities. Details provided include name, address and contacts details.

Members of TU Berlin can find further details about infection chain management at TU Berlin in our coronavirus information portal.

 

Information for members of TU Berlin

Pursuant to the current coronavirus regulations of the state of Berlin, TU staff are notcurrently required to test. However, the TU Berlin Crisis Committee strongly recommends regular testing to help contain the virus.

Information for TU Berlin staff - a negative test does not grant access to campus

The test center currently helps ensure that staff required to work on campus can do so. We wish to make it absolutely clear that testing does not entitle nor is it intended to enable more people to work on campus or more courses, exams, etc. to take place in presence. Working from home remains a priority. For more details, please refer to the Crisis Committee information letter of 31 March 2021.

Protective and hygiene regulations must be observed as before, even with a negative test result, meaning that you must continue to maintain distance, wear a mask and air rooms thoroughly.

Vaccinated persons

Hygiene regulations are also to be strictly observed even if you have already been vaccinated. We further recommend that vaccinated staff be tested. Vaccinated students must still be tested.

Please note:

TU Berlin is not provided any information regarding who has taken a test. Needless to say, this also applies to the results of tests.

 

Information for TU Berlin students - mandatory testing

Effective Monday, 26.04.21, TU students are required to take a coronavirus test to participate in examinations and practical format classes as well as to conduct approved, essential work on campus. You must present proof of a negative test no older than 24 hours at the start of your class, lab, or examination. Instructors and examiners are required to check students’ test results. Testing is not mandatory before 26 April 2021, however it is strongly recommended. We currently only accept rapid or PCR tests. Self-tests of any kind are not accepted.

Students are particularly encouraged to observe the following: Reserve an appointment at the Medicare Testzentrum in good time. While the test center offers many appointments, demand is high. You may need to book an earlier appointment and find a way to fill the time remaining before your class or exam. You can also use another test center in the city, just select the free test option available to residents once a day. Make sure to bring your negative result with you to attend your class or exam.

If there are no available appointments, you can also use other Medicare test centers in the city, such as at Leibnizstraße 72, 10625 Berlin.