Trust in COVID-19 policy is key in effectively controlling the pandemic. Public trust is strongly dependent on whether citizens perceive policies and measures as fair and just. In turn, that is relevant to public support for policy and for compliance with the measures (RIVM, 2021. Memo on Public support and trust: the importance of perceived fairness and justice (only in Dutch) 


Trust in COVID-19 policy is measured in Trend Analysis (only in Dutch). 



The key lessons from the studies that RIVM conducted on trust in COVID-19 policy are presented in this knowledge synthesis. 

In November 2021, a memo (only in Dutch) was published on the relationship between trust, perceived fairness, and public support for policy.