TU Dresden offers a free coronavirus self-test to all staff working on-site once a week, in accordance with the current Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance
. All employees with direct contact to the public will be obliged to take a coronavirus test once a week.
Contact to the public means the direct physical contact or actual face-to-face contact while carrying out professional activities. This includes contact between staff and e.g. contractors or external service providers. Contact with students does not fall under the above definition.
Provision of self-tests at TU Dresden and usage
The self-tests will be distributed centrally by TU Dresden to the Heads of the Directorates, the Deans and the Heads of the Central Units. These individuals organize the further distribution to the structural units. TU Dresden's branch offices off-campus will be supplied separately.
Please always use the self-tests at home in the morning before starting work - ideally at the beginning of the working week. The goal is to prevent potentially infectious staff from coming to the workplace. The tests are to be used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Please note: Self-testing, if used correctly, can provide additional safety when on-site meetings are indispensable. Nevertheless, even negative self-tests do not exempt you from the obligation to comply with the Corona Protection Ordinance and the hygiene regulations. The results are always only a snapshot.
When the result is positive
If you have a positive test result, you are considered as a suspected infection case and must have a PCR test performed as soon as possible. To do so, contact your GP or family doctor or a testing center. Go into domestic isolation until you have the result of the PCR test! In case of a positive PCR test, the quarantine regulations by the public health office and the corresponding process procedures at TU Dresden apply.
The tests will not be centrally documented and monitored. However, in the event of an inspection, employees must be able to credibly demonstrate that testing has been performed. For this purpose, the Free State of Saxony provides forms for independent documentation
Dr. Andreas Handschuh