Horeca - RIVM Corona Gedragsunit

This page shows how compliance with the coronavirus measures affects the day-to-day lives of people and how they deal with it to the best of their ability in various settings and contexts. The stories about these people and organisations (only published in Dutch) are about dilemmas, but also show that creative solutions and joint efforts can help to maintain the measures.

Key lessons and insights from the study

‘Public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of community organisations and networks in the Netherlands (2020–2021): five lessons for pandemic decision-making’(externe link) (published on 22 October 2022) is an article focusing on the role of formal and informal key figures in compliance with the coronavirus measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was published in Eurosurveillance, a leading public health journal.

The initial lessons and insights from this study were presented in the memo ‘Impact of COVID-19 measures on stakeholders in organisations and networks: five lessons from actual practice’ (published on 24 September 2021; only in Dutch).
Read more in the news item (published on 7 October 2021, available in Dutch and English).

These research results were explored in more depth and analysed in a report: ‘How did organisations, networks and communities respond to the coronavirus measures? Justification for and elaboration of a qualitative study into civil-society organisations during the COVID-19-pandemie (2020–2022) (published on 13 December 2022; only in Dutch). Read more in the news item (published on 13 December 2022; available in Dutch and in English).

Talking with professionals on COVID-19 in the future
Looking at various future scenarios, how can the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 be effectively controlled while retaining quality of life, work and care? This question was the main focus during five online group discussions with professionals from education, welfare and well-being, health promotion and sport incentives, the cultural sector and the events sector: Talking with professionals on COVID-19 in the future (published on 4 April 2022; only in Dutch).

The first episode of the RIVM podcast on 'Living Environment and Health' was all about the ‘Examples from Practice’ study. Project leader Carla Kolner joined the podcast to talk at length about the study and the initial lessons learned from their research. Listen to the podcast (only in Dutch).