The second sub-report concerning the approach to the COVID-19 crisis focuses on the period from September 2020 until July 2021. This report investigates the approach to the vaccination programme and three measures that were introduced during this period: the requirement to wear a face mask, the closing of primary and secondary education and the curfew. The Dutch Safety Board expects to publish this second sub-report in the summer of 2022.

In May 2021 the Safety Board announced the launch of the investigation into the approach of the Corona crisis. This was partly in response to a request from the Dutch cabinet. The goal of this investigation is to draw lessons for the future.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a protracted, international crisis. What started as a health crisis rapidly expanded to become a crisis encompassing the whole of society. The Dutch Safety Board therefore publishes its results in sub-reports. Part I has recently been published and covers the preparations for and the approach to the COVID-19 pandemic up until September 2020. After Part II a third sub-report will be published, covering the period from July 2021 onwards.




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