Using wave 2 data from the Nids-Cram survey, collected in June and July, as well as monitoring data from the department of basic education, we answer five questions:

  • What were attendance rates like?
  • How worried were parents about the return of learners to school?
  • Did reopening lead to an unacceptable spread of infections?
  • What were the costs to children of the school closures? and
  • What now?