The third sub-report concerning the approach to the COVID-19 crisis focuses on the period from July 2021. This report he research investigates topics that were relevant for the entire duration of the corona crisis, such as test policy and insight into the virus, the decision-making process regarding the introduction and relaxation of measures and the goals and strategies of the cabinet.

In May 2020 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 1 has recently been published and covers the preparations for and the approach to the COVID-19 pandemic up until September 2020. Publication of part 2, covering the period September 2020 to July 2021, is expected around summer 2022. Part 3 is expected in 2023.


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