OMT wanted QR code in higher education

OMT wanted QR code in higher education



The experts of the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) advised the Dutch government to make corona access cards compulsory in mbo and higher education. There were also reservations, because this would mean that some students would have to ‘get tested every day in order to participate in physical education’. The alternative: students without a QR code have themselves tested compulsorily twice a week or do a self-test ‘under direct supervision’.


The government did not adopt the advice, because the Ministries of Social Affairs, Economics and Finance feared school drop-out and all its economic consequences, writes outgoing Minister De Jonge. Also, a corona ticket would increase the ‘feeling of a split’ in society.


Read back here which measures the government did introduce for higher education. (HOP, Bas Belleman)


Editor in chief Saskia Bonger

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