KU coronavirus test strategy

[Translate to Englisch:] Corona-Test

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 35 in the Eichstätt district or in Ingolstadt, only persons who are fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested (3G rule) may enter KU buildings at the respective campus. Individuals without a vaccination or convalescent certificate will need written or electronic negative test evidence based on a PCR test performed less than 48 hours before or a PoC antigen test (rapid test with evidence from a testing center or pharmacy) performed less than 24 hours ago.

Since October, 11, the cost of COVID-19 tests is no longer covered by the insurer. Only children and teenagers under 17 years of age and persons that cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are entitled to free testing. Anyone experiencing symptoms generally associated with a coronavirus infection, will get a free PCR test at their primary care physician's arrangement. The respective Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) will order any tests on contact persons if necessary.

To students in Bavaria, COVID-19 testing will remain free of charge until and including November 30, 2021. Free tests (and a documentation of the test result) will be made available for KU students at specific test centers. Students must present a valid student ID (KU.Card) in combination with a photo ID card or a passport.

Employees can continue to order kits for self-testing. While the 3-G rule does not apply to university employees at work, nevertheless, the KU asks all university employees to get tested regularly or to test themselves.

Below, we provide information about the various testing options for students and employees at the KU.

Free COVID-19 tests for students in Eichstätt

  • The rapid test center at Volksfestplatz offers free tests for KU students on presentation of the student ID (KU.Card) and a valid photo ID. You do not need to make an appointment - see link below: "Rapid test center Volksfestplatz". Please select "Schnelltestzentrum Eichstätt" for the rapid test center at Volksfestplatz. You can also go to any other test center in the list (except PCR test), if they offer you any advantage, e.g. are closer to your home. For further information on testing at this center see here.
  • The test center at Domplatz in Eichstätt (church Johanniskirche, next to „Segafredo“) offers free COVID-19 tests to KU students on presentation of their student ID Card (KU.Card) and valid photo ID. You absolutely need to book an appointment online - see link below "test center Domplatz". Please exclusively use this link to book appointments to make sure you book a free student's test. Please fill in the form on data protection and on self-assessment and bring it along to your test appointment (You will receive the form when you book the appointment).

The opening hours at the Volksfestplatz are limited due to staff shortages, but there are testing opportunities at the Domplatz on all weekdays, including weekends (usually between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.). You will get your test result and a form documenting this result within 15 minutes of the test via e-mail.

KU students are asked to exclusively use these links to book appointments!

If you book your appointment via the homepage of the pharmacy Domapotheke, you will not be able to reach the free tests for students.

Free COVID-19 tests for students in Ingolstadt

In Ingolstadt, free tests can be performed at the test station "Auf der Schanz 39" (approx. 500 meters north of the campus, flat roof building in the parking lot). The opening hours are

    Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Advance appointment booking is required: https://www.ingolstadt.de/teststation-corona


Self-testing kits for employees

The University offers two self-testing kits per week to all KU employees who regularly work on campus. These self-testing kits are intended exclusively for employees and may not be shared with third parties. Lecturers who teach face-to-face courses based on the exemptions for practical courses are also entitled to receive self-testing kits upon request.

Ordering the self-testing kits

Employees can order self-testing kits by e-mail for two weeks in advance. Everyone has to declare their required number of tests individually. Please send an e-mail to gesundheit(at)ku.de and include the reference "Corona self-testing kit" in the subject line. Please indicate the required number of kits (up to four test kits for two weeks) and state your office address. Please note that the tests will be delivered exclusively by internal mail.

Carrying out the self-test

Please carry out the self-test at home before you go to work. Please make sure to read through the instructions you receive with the test kit carefully in advance.

  • If the test result is negative - visible control line (C), but no visible test line (T) - this means that you are (probably) currently not (or no longer) infectious.
  • If your self-test result is positive - visible control line and visible test line: Stay at home! As a precaution, immediately stay away from other people, including those in your household. Contact your GP or public health office and make an appointment for a PCR test. Do not forget to let your supervisor know that you will not be able to come to work. If you are unable to work from home, you must also call in sick by sending an e-mail to krankmeldungen(at)ku.de.

If the PCR test confirms the positive result, please inform the KU Health Management department at gesundheit(at)ku.de. If you have any questions about the self-test, please also contact the KU Department for Environmental Management, Occupational Safety and Health Management at: gesundheit(at)ku.de