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Test strategy

[Last updated on: 16 June 2021]

Fully vaccinated persons and those who have recovered from an infection with the coronavirus are allowed on campus.

HHU is also pursuing an intelligent test strategy to make the campus safer by using self-tests and the free so-called "citizens’ tests". Within this framework, the aim is to prevent members of HHU - employees and students - who have contracted the coronavirus or who have tested positive from coming to our campus without such result having been invalidated by a PCR test.

For this purpose, University staff and students (who have not been vaccinated and tested) should take a free so-called "citizens’ test" at least twice a week. If the result of the test is negative, you can come to campus without any problems.

In case of a positive test, you should take a PCR test immediately at your primary care physician’s office or have this done in an appropriate centre in the immediate vicinity of your place of residence in order to verify the rapid test’s result. If the result of a PCR test is negative, you are allowed to come to campus; if the test result is positive, quarantine is mandatory in accordance with legal regulations.

Test centres for the citizens’ test

As one component of HHU's test strategy and to enable additional testing, there are two sites on campus where you can take free so-called "citizens’ tests," each in cooperation with the relevant providers.


As a second component of our test strategy, HHU has been handing out one self-test per week since 14 April 2021 at two sites on campus for each member of the University – staff and students.

The distribution sites are located in:

  • Building 23.01, foyer level 00
  • Building 26.11, foyer level U1

These distribution sites are staffed from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

More information is available here:

Please note:

Self-tests do not provide any protection against an infection with SARS-CoV-2. However, they make earlier detection possible and, in turn, enable better control of the spread of infection.

Self-tests for students participating in experimental internships or working on experimental final thesis projects

Students participating in experimental internships must be fully vaccinated, recovered, or have tested negative. Testing can be done with a citizens’ test or a supervised self-test at the beginning of the internship.

Students working on experimental final thesis projects who are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered will still receive the self-tests from their final thesis supervisors for the time being. You can obtain these tests from the Central Chemicals Storage Facility (Zentralen Chemikalienlager) (ZCL).

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