Update September 17th, 2020

This page will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

All TBS Campuses are open to students and classes have resumed in full respect of applicable safety measures, which include the use of face masks and social distancing.

Since we regularly receive questions from students on what to do when you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and when, how and where to get tested, please find an overview of everything you need to know below.

The TBS international student services and admission teams are, as always, here for you to answer any further questions and address any worries you may have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the International Department on your TBS campus for more information.

Stay safe!

FAQ – CORONAVIRUS TESTING

I have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and if you haven’t respected barrier gestures, you are considered a contact at risk. If this is your case, you must automatically quarantine for 7 days following the date of the last contact and schedule a COVID-19 test on the 7th day.

This concerns:

  • Any person who has been in a closed space without respecting barrier gestures for more than a quarter of an hour with a person who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Any person who has been in direct contact (hugs, meals, physical contact,…) without wearing a mask with a person who tested positive for COVID-19

Please also contact the International Department on your TBS campus for more information.

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

Please note that it’s preferable not to go to a COVID-19 testing center without your doctor’s consent if you have symptoms, such as coughing, fever, have difficulty breathing, a runny nose, a headache or fatigue. We advise you to:

  • contact your doctor, who’ll make sure you get priority during testing
  • should you have difficulty breathing and are unable to get in touch with your doctor, we’d advise you to contact emergency. In France, that would be the SAMU, which can be reached by dialing 15 on your phone.
  • distance yourself from others by staying at home.

Please also contact the International Department on your TBS campus for more information.

When should I get tested?

Students should only get tested:

  • when they feel symptomatic, i.e. when they’re coughing, feel feverish, have difficulty breathing, have a runny nose, a headache or feel very tired. If this is the case for you, please contact your doctor before you head for a testing center.

OR

  • if they’re a contact at risk, which is the case for:
    • Any person who has been in a closed space for more than a quarter of an hour without respecting barrier gestures with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
    • Any person who has been in direct contact (hugs, meals, physical contact,…) without wearing a mask with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Students from the Barcelona campus are asked to contact the Spanish Health Services (061) and consult a doctor beforehand.

I don’t have social security yet. How can I get tested?

Toulouse & Paris Campus

The French National Social Security Healthcare Plan has confirmed that international students who are not yet affiliated with the French social security are eligible to be tested for free after their arrival on the French territory without having to present a French health insurance card.

According to Article 24-I of the government decree dated 24th July 2020, “Every insured person can benefit, by request and without a medical prescription, from a SARS-CoV-2 genome detection test […] the cost of which is covered in full by the health insurance. This measure also applies to those not covered by French social security.

Please find a copy of the government decree of the 24th July 2020 with the relevant text highlighted: https://www.calameo.com/read/001821797421a106680ce. We advise that students bring a copy of this text, which clearly states your rights as international students in Toulouse. You can bring a digital copy.

You will also need to bring other documents with you. Please refer to the “documents” section in this FAQ for more detailed information.

Barcelona Campus

Non-EU Citizens

The Spanish social security system is available to citizens that are registered as residents in Spain, mainly working or employed. Non-EU citizens that have a private medical insurance as part of their visa won´t include PCR tests or tests concerning epidemics in their policy, only basic and general medical analysis. Students should consult their policy before taking a test.

Students can call 061 and contact their private medical insurance provider to see a doctor at a Private Health Centre. PCR tests cost around 120 EUR depending on the medical Centre and in most cases cannot be reimbursed, unless they need further treatment in a hospital after the test. They can also go to a public hospital or public emergency health Centre CAP but will be charged for the test as well. Turopark is a private medical centre which provide services in various languages. Students can make an appointment at Turopark over the phone or by following the instructions online here.

Students can also download the STOP COVID 19 APP , provide their personal details and receive advice about their symptoms. The emergency medical services can monitor and give advice regarding their case. Students must choose the language, provide their NIE or passport details, contact number and information about their age, location and answer questions about their health situation. Please note Non-EU Citizens cannot complete a PCR test using this app.

E.U Citizens

Students can be tested after consulting a doctor and calling the health services 061. Students that have an EHIC can go to the emergency department of a public hospital, CAP (Centre Atencion Primaria) or a private Health Centre such as Turopark. Students that have been advised to take a test by a doctor can take the test for free. In order to visit a CAP, students should be registered with their nearest center beforehand. However, in case of emergency they can go to the nearest one. Students should call 061 and follow the instructions of the medical services according to their symptoms.

Students can also download the STOP COVID 19 APP , provide their personal details and receive advice about their symptoms. The emergency medical services can monitor and give advice regarding their case. Students must choose the language, provide their NIE or passport details, contact number and information about their age, location and answer questions about their health situation.

Which documents do I need to bring to the test center?

Toulouse & Paris Campus

Barcelona Campus

  • Non EU Citizens
    • A copy of your private insurance policy or insurance card
    • Passport or ID card TIE
    • TBS Enrollment Letter
    • Certificado de empadronamiento (not required for private treatment)
  • EU Citizens
    • EHIC card
    • Certificado de empadronamiento
    • TBS Enrollment Letter
    • Passport or ID card
Where can I get tested?

In order to be tested in the safest environment, please wear a mask and respect barrier gestures.

Toulouse Campus

There are free-of-charge COVID-19 test centers at the two Toulouse University Hospitals, i.e. the Purpan Hospital and Rangueil Hospital. In addition to these sites, there are other free COVID-19 screening locations.

Other Testing Centers in Toulouse
  • Place Martin Luther King (Bellefontaine)
    • Accessible by car or on foot
    • Testing takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8h45 to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: line A, station: Bellefontaine
      • Bus: line n°14, stop: Bellefontaine
  • Stadium parking lot at Argoulets (35 rue Dinetard)
    • Accessible by car or on foot
    • Testing takes place from Monday – Friday from 8h45 to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Bus: line n°19, stop: Dinetard
      • Metro: line B, station: Argoulets
  • Place du Carré de la Maourine (Borderouge)
    • Accessible by car or on foot
    • Testing takes place from Monday – Friday from 8h45 to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: line B, station Borderouge
      • Bus : line n°19, 26, 33, 36, 40, 41, 42, 114, stop: Borderouge.
  • Allée Jules Guesde (in front of rue Ozenne)
    • Accessible on foot only
    • Testing takes place from Monday – Friday from 8h45 to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: line B, station Palais de Justice
      • Tram : lines and T2, station Palais de justice, end stop of the tramway
      • Bus : lines n°4, stop : Palais de Justice, and 31 either stops: Palais de Justice or Jardin des Plantes.
  • Place Jean Diebold (Saint-Cyprien) behind the citizens house Rive Gauche
    • Accessible on foot only
    • Testing takes place from Monday – Friday from 8h45 to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Metro : line A, station Saint-Cyprien- République
  • Université Paul Sabatier
    • Accessible on foot only
    • Testing takes place from Monday – Friday from 8h to 12h
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: line B, station: Université Paul Sabatier
      • Bus : lines n° 34, 44, 54, 56, 81, 82, 115; stop: Université Paul Sabatier
  • Place Saint-Pierre
    • Accessible on foot only
    • Testing takes place on Thursday evening from 20h to 23h.
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: line A, 10-minute walk from stop: Esquirol or St-Cyprien-République

Should you need additional help, don’t hesitate to contact the Toulouse Campus International Department

Paris Campus

The City of Paris has created a website that allows you to click on your “arrondissement” to find the testing centers that are closest to you when you scroll down. It also contains links to the labs’ websites and phone numbers so you can schedule your test. You’ll find the website here:

Should you need additional help, don’t hesitate to contact the Paris Campus International Department

Barcelona Campus

All Testing Centers in Barcelona
  • Turó Park Dental & Medical Center
    • www.turoparkmedical.com
    • Carrer Francesc Pérez Cabrero, 19, 08021 Barcelona
    • Test takes place in laboratory in Gracia
    • Accessible by metro, taxi, bus or on foot
    • Schedule your appointment here
    • How to get there:
      • Metro station: Maria Cristina or Muntaner
  • EU citizens can visit their nearest CAP (Centre Atencion Primaria).
  • Hospital del Mar
    • https://www.parcdesalutmar.cat/en/
    • Passeig Marítim 25-29 Barcelona 08003
    • Testing only available following consultation by a doctor
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica
  • Vall d’Hebron – Barcelona Hospital Campus
    • https://www.vallhebron.com/en
    • Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 119-129 08035 Barcelona
    • Testing only available following consultation by a doctor
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: Vall d’Hebron and Montbau
  • Hospital Clinic
    • https://www.clinicbarcelona.org/en
    • C. de Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona
    • Testing only available following consultation by a doctor
    • How to get there:
      • Metro: Hospital Clinic

Casablanca Campus

In collaboration with the National Institute of Hygiene (INH), the Moroccan Ministry of Health has published a list of the different structures that offer COVID-19 testing services. The cost of PCR tests varies between 500DH and 1,000 DH/person. Results may take up to 48h to come in. Regional and University Hospitals are at the disposal of the Moroccan State to conduct national testing campaigns and in-company testing. Some therefore do not offer testing services to the general public and may reorient you towards private establishments.

Prior to testing, we advise our students to get in contact with the hospitals, institutions or laboratories in their neighborhood and request more information about their testing policy.

Casablanca Testing Centers
  • Institut Pasteur de Casablanca (8h30 à 11h) – +212 5224-34450
  • Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Derb Sultan, 425 Boulevard Mohammed VI – +212 5228-15936 – PCR tests cost 700 DH and serological tests amount to 150 DH – Results within 48h. No prescription required.
  • Laboratoire G Lab, 93, boulevard Anoual – + 212 5228-60910
  • Laboratoire International d’Analyses Biomédicales – boulevard Abdelmoumen – +212 5224-23960
What should I do while I wait for my test results?

Please inform your program by contacting the school’s academic department. You will need to move to an exclusive online learning module until you get the test results.

We also ask you to isolate at home, with limited contact until you receive your test results. If you have symptoms, please contact your doctor if you start feeling worse.

What should I do if my test is positive?

You will need to quarantine at home and move to an exclusive online learning module for the next 7 days. Should you still feel feverish after your 7-day quarantine, please contact your doctor and stay in quarantine for 48 hours after your fever has ended.

Please also email infocovid19@tbs-education.fr stating:

  • when you got tested
  • which people you were in contact with at TBS in the 7 days prior to your test.
What should I do if my test is negative?

If you’ve asked to get tested because you experience symptoms or are a contact at risk and your test came in negative, you may return to school while respecting applicable safety measures.

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