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Covid-19 self-testing sites for staff and students open at AU

On Wednesday 21 April, the first two supervised self-testing sites will open at AU. The sites are for the university’s students and staff only, and are intended as a supplement to the existing public test sites. Eight additional test sites will open at AU’s locations in the coming days.

2021.04.21 | Anders Hylander

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As Denmark continues to gradually reopen after the Covid-19 shutdown, pressure on the existing public test site is expected to grow. AU will thus be opening ten new supervised self-testing sites in the near future that all students and staff at the university can use without charge.

An appointment is necessary at the supervised self-testing sites in Aarhus.  The test sites at AU’s other locations are walk-in.

The first two test sites, at Matematisk Kantine and in Katrinebjerg, will open on Wednesday 21 April. at 10:00 am. An additional three centres in Aarhus will open on 26 April. Finally, test sites at AU’s locations in Emdrup, Herning, Foulum, Roskilde and Flakkebjerg will be opening in the near future.

The self-test on offer is a rapid test (antigen tests) taken with a nasal swab. You perform the test yourself under the supervision of trained personnel who will guide you through the process from start to finish.

Before you arrive for your supervised self-test, make sure you:

  • Remember to bring your student ID card or employee key card. There will be no admittance without AU ID.
  • Bring your yellow national health insurance card, which will be scanned at the entrance.
  • At any point, you will be able to get help at the test site if you are not sure what to do.
  • There may be queues at the test sites, and no tests will be performed after closing time. This means that the last test will start 30 minutes before closing time. 

What if you test positive?

If you test positive for Covid-19, you must immediately self-isolated, as recommended by the healthcare authorities. You must also take a follow-up PCR test as soon as possible to have your test result confirmed, and you will be contacted by Danish Patient Safety Authority to initiate contact tracing.

If the PCR test confirms that you are infected, we strongly encourage you to inform AU so that the university can help limit the spread of infection. If you are a student and you test positive, you should submit an AU Covid-19 form. If you are an employee and you test positive, you should inform your immediate supervisor.

Read more about what to do if the result of your self-test is positive on AU’s website, as well as how your the university will ensure your personal data is handled securely.

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