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Valys will once again extend the temporary measures, which were already extended in August. The reason for this is that Valys says it is still struggling with a staff shortage. In addition, the healthcare carrier reports that absenteeism among drivers also plays an important role in the decision to extend the temporary measures again. Valys therefore asks travelers to book their rides well in advance.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, travelers wishing to use Valys transportation must book their ride at least 48 hours in advance . On the other days – Friday, Saturday or Sunday – the rides must even be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

Impact Valys realizes that the temporary measures have an impact on the people who use their services. Nevertheless, according to the healthcare provider, these measures are necessary to be able to serve everyone in the best possible way. “Unfortunately, we still have a staff shortage, Covid infections among drivers are increasing and the flu season is just around the corner,” Valys explains on their website. “That is why the temporary measures will be extended again until the end of February 48.”

Evaluations with VWS Finally, Valys announces that it will evaluate the temporary measures and their effects with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). Various client and interest groups also participate. “The aim of these evaluations is to look together when and how we can possibly relax the temporary measures, without losing sight of the importance of predictability and the reliability of transport. The basic principle is still that the measures should last as short as possible.” By the end of January, Valys will inform its travelers about the current situation and what they can expect from March next year.

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