Compliance and support

The Netherlands’ approach is essentially to control the virus as much as possible, avoid overburdening the healthcare system and protect vulnerable groups. We can get coronavirus under control, but only if we all follow the basic rules. To find out more about the information on this page, go to ‘Explanation of the data presented’.

This survey was carried out between Monday, March 8 and Sunday, March 14. Is updated every 3 weeks.

Source: RIVM

Download data: RIVM

Survey of the Dutch public

Every three weeks a survey of a representative sample of the Dutch population is carried out. Survey respondents all answer the same questions about the basic rules that the government has laid down to combat coronavirus. The purpose of the survey is to find out to what extent the public supports and follows these rules. The survey is coordinated and published by RIVM, and carried out by Kantar Public.

Number of respondents


Number of people surveyed.

Value from Monday, March 8 - Sunday, March 14 · Source: RIVM

Basic rules

PercentageRuleCompare to previous survey*
Wear a face mask on public transportsame
Wear a face mask in indoor public spacessame
Avoid busy placessame
Do not exceed the maximum number of visitors at home lower
Work from home if possiblelower
Stay 1.5 metres away from other peoplelower
Cough and sneeze into your elbowsame
Stay at home if you have symptomssame
Get tested if you have symptomshigher
Wash your hands oftenhigher

This table shows the percentage of survey respondents who reported following each of the basic rules in their daily life.

* Any difference compared to the previous measurement can be shown with 95% certainty.

Following the rules of conduct over time over time

This graph shows the changes in the percentage of respondents who reported following the basic rule in their daily life.

Sep 28, 2020Mar 14, 20210%25%50%75%100%

Differences between safety regions

Select a basic rule to see the differences between safety regions.


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Use of the CoronaMelder app

The CoronaMelder app has been developed to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The app keeps track of when users have been within close range of one another for a longer period of time. If a CoronaMelder user tests positive for COVID-19, they can choose to alert other app users. App users who get an alert can then get tested and avoid unknowingly infecting others. To find out more about the information on this page, go to ‘Explanation of the data presented’.

Last values obtained on Sunday, April 11. Is updated on a daily basis.

Source: CoronaMelder

Number of people who alerted others via CoronaMelder:

53 morethan the previous value

This figure shows how many CoronaMelder users who tested positive alerted other app users of this yesterday.

4,746,554 people have downloaded CoronaMelder.

Value of Friday, April 9 · Source: CoronaMelder

Factsheet CoronaMelder

Researchers are closely monitoring the CoronaMelder app’s impact. Read the most recent factsheet about this on the CoronaMelder website.

Most recent factsheet CoronaMelder app

Warnings over time

This graph shows how many users with a confirmed case of COVID-19 have informed other users of CoronaMelder of this.

Oct 10, 2020Apr 9, 202105001,0001,5002,000

Source: CoronaMelder