The 2nd COVID-19 Health Interview Survey is online: Sciensano calls upon you!

Published on: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Last updated on 22-4-2020 by Lieke Vervoort

The 1st COVID-19 health survey could count on 44,000 participants, thank you for that! Today we launch our 2nd survey, which focuses on the impact of the current crisis on our lifestyle and wellbeing. We are also counting on your massive participation now!

Fill out the 2nd survey

The 2nd survey awaits you and can be filled out until 23 april

We also count on your help for the 2nd survey. Complete our questionnaire before April 23 (max. 15 minutes). It focuses on your lifestyle and your well-being in corona times.

We would appreciate it if you share our questionnaire with your contacts (who are 18 years or older and live in Belgium) as much as possible. The questionnaire is also available in DutchFrench and German.

De COVID-19 surveys in brief

The COVID-19 health surveys help scientists and policymakers to estimate the impact of the corona crisis on our health. That is why we regularly launch a new questionnaire to:

  • to question a number of specific topics (this time lifestyle is discussed extensively, for example).
  • monitor the evolution of recurring topics such as mental and social well-being.

Hence, thanks to your completion of each questionnaire, we can map trends and study various topics that are important for public health!

Consult the first results of the 1st COVID-19 health survey in Dutch or French.

Who intiated this study?

Sciensano researchers led by Dr. Karin De Ridder and Stefaan Demarest from the service Lifestyle and chronic diseases.

Protection of your data and rights

Participation is totally voluntary and you can decide to discontinue your participation at any time. The information you provide via the questionnaire will only be used for the goals mentioned above. Sciensano will only use this information to compile general statistics. Scientific publications can be created based on the results of the research, but your individual data will never be passed on to third parties.

The encrypted data shall be retained for the necessary duration of the research project. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to access, modify or delete your data during this period. You can request Sciensano to do this via our online form: If you choose to share your email address for the follow-up study, this email address will only be retained until the end of the data collection. The email address will then be deleted so that the completed questionnaires cannot be traced back to you.

Questions or complaints about data protection

If you have any question about data protection, please contact the Sciensano Data Protection Officer via or 02/642 51 02. If you have a complaint about how your data is being processed, you can contact the Belgian data protection authority: Drukpersstraat 35 — 1000 Brussels — Tel.: 02/274 48 00 — e-mail:

If you would like additional information or if you experience a technical problem, you can always contact us!

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