As a result of the new corona measures, KNV Healthcare Transport and Taxi have examined the healthcare transport protocols together with the trade unions. There was also contact with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and several chain partners. This has led to some adjustments, in particular in the sector protocol for care transport for children and young people up to and including 12 years.

The biggest change is in the protocol for student transport up to and including 12 year. KNV and the trade unions have included in this that all students in special (primary) education wear a non-medical mouth cap in transport. This differs slightly from the advice regarding wearing face masks at school. Employers and employees believe that the safety of drivers is best served in this way. In addition, from a practical point of view, it is often impossible for transporters and drivers to determine exactly in which group a particular student belongs. The usual exceptions apply to students who are unable to wear a face mask for medical reasons.

Since this measure may require some preparation time for carriers, clients and parents of children, this adjustment will take effect on Monday 6. December as in or as sooner as possible.

The following changes have also been made to the protocols:

The 1.5-meter measure was formulated as urgent advice, but that is now the rule again. This is particularly important for carriers at business locations. The distance obligation of 1.5 meters does not exist in the vehicles themselves (see art 6.5 of the Temporary Regulation on measures covid-19 (overheid.nl)). Furthermore, it is ‘ snotte bubble policy’ adjusted in accordance with the guidelines of the RIVM, which in short means that 4-12 year-olds may no longer be (even) transported in case of mild cold complaints.The modified protocols can be found here4589.

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