Although the advice of the RIVM to use a maximum occupancy rate of two thirds in the WMO taxi still applies, the KNV and the trade unions FNV and CNV have canceled the maximum on Monday with immediate effect. sector protocol. This would make the situation in healthcare transport unsustainable, now that the corona measures have been relaxed. further relaxed. As a result, the demand for taxi transport continues to increase. Due to the driver shortage in the taxi sector, however, carriers in the healthcare transport sector are at risk of having too little capacity to meet the demand. What also made the situation more difficult for the entrepreneurs was that, according to the protocols for care transport, a maximum of two thirds of the vehicle may be used.

Preventing bigger problems The employers’ organization and the trade unions have always drawn up the protocols in line with the advice of the RIVM. However, based on reports from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, it became clear that the advice on the maximum occupation would remain unchanged for the time being. . In order to prevent greater problems in healthcare transport and to enable carriers to scale up with demand, the KNV, FNV and CNV have jointly decided to abolish the maximization in occupation as included in the healthcare transport sector protocol from the age of eighteen.

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