If you received a positive PCR test result, you need to remember there are two different sets of rules to follow: The ones of the City of Bielefeld(a) and the rules of our university(b).
a) Please find the guidelines for action in case of a corona infection here. This involves contacting people you met on campus in the days prior to your positive test result, but also letting our Occupational Safety and Health Protection Team know.
b) These are the duties you have with regards to the City of Bielefeld:
You need to quarantine for 10 days. If you are fully vaccinated, you need to stay at home until after day 7. On day 8 (counting from the date of the first positive PCR test result!) you can take another PCR test which is free if you show your first, positive PCR test result.
Note: Please do NOT go to the LOOM since that test centre is in the middle of the city and it is important to flatten the curve. Also: Do not use public transport to get to the place where you have your second PCR test. If you are caught breaking quarantine on a bus or tram, you will have to pay a fine. The International Office recommends the test centre at Bielefeld University.
Once that result is negative and you have no more symptoms, you can break quarantine early. Otherwise, you will need to quarantine for the whole of 14 days. If symptoms of disease continue to be present, the quarantine shall be extended until the symptoms are no longer present for an uninterrupted period of 48 hours. You must inform the public health department should this be the case.