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COVID-19 screening in Berlin schools and kindergartens

If you work at a Berlin school or kindergarten, you can get tested for free to find out if you have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Help stop the spread of coronavirus

In cooperation with Data4Life and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Senate is offering COVID-19 tests to school and kindergarten employees. School screening is part of the Berlin Senate’s testing strategy to restore public health and social life in Berlin. The tests are voluntary and free of charge.

Testing is only available for school employees without symptoms.

Free and voluntary tests
Free and voluntary tests
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Quick delivery of negative results online
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Encrypted for your security
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What to expect

The particular type of test used for school screening in Berlin only detects if you have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. We currently do not offer antibody testing, which would tell you if you had a past infection.

If you have been exposed to children with symptoms or are concerned about your personal risk of infection, visit one of the Charité test centers in Berlin and register with Data4Life to receive your results securely on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Important: Please do not visit a testing center if you are currently experiencing cold symptoms such as coughing, runny nose, sore throat, or fever. Contact your doctor or call 116 117.

How to get tested

Attention: These steps apply exclusively to the Charité testing center at Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin (on the clinic premises Mittelallee 1). Creating a Data4Life account is optional and only required if you would like to receive your results digitally.

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1. Schedule an appointment online

Choose a date and time for your test using samedi.

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2. Create a Data4Life account

Sign up with Data4Life in your browser (for example Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Opera).

Privacy note: Your sensitive data is encrypted and stored securely on Data4Life servers in Germany.

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3. Fill out the questionnaire

Create a new test and answer all of the questions. A QR code will be generated automatically.

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4. Visit Charité testing center

Go to the testing center at the scheduled date and time. Bring the QR code on your smartphone or in printed form.

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5. Get tested

Remove your mask for the throat and nose swab. Expect slight discomfort.

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6. Receive test results digitally

Check your Data4Life account. If SARS-CoV-2 is not detected, we will notify you of negative results within a few days.

Positive results: If SARS-CoV-2 is detected, the public health department will contact you directly in accordance with the Infection Protection Act (IfSG).

If you would like an appointment at one of the four other examination centers, please contact them by telephone:
Vivantes Klinikum Prenzlauer Berg
Vivantes Wenckebach-Klinikum
Vivantes Klinikum Spandau
Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe

Sources:
Press release Senat from 19.5.2020
Charité on the test strategy

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