Green pass, pandemic and transport: what changes with the new ordinance

The Ministry of Health, in agreement with the Ministry of Transport, has adopted a new ordinance amending the rules dedicated to the control of the Green Pass on means of transport and introduces further measures to contain the spread of the virus both in the transport and logistics sectors. The new rules are aimed mainly at the managers of these activities, but they inevitably also have repercussions on end users. , the green pass is mandatory to board aircraft used for commercial passenger transport services; ships and ferries used for interregional transport services, with the exception of those for maritime connections in the Strait of Messina; tremi used in Inter City, Inter City Night and High Speed ​​rail passenger transport services; buses used for passenger transport services, with an undifferentiated offer, carried out on the road continuously or periodically on a route that connects more than two regions and with pre-established itineraries, timetables, frequencies and prices; buses used for rental services with driver, with the exception of those used in additional local and regional public transport services.

GREEN PASS CHECK BEFORE TO GET ON BOARD AND NOT ONLY

From controls, to personnel training activities, up to the communications provided to on board the vehicles and the new indications for local public service managers, taxis and freight transport. All the rules were introduced with the aim of giving a further tightening in a phase in which the infections return to grow also in Italy.

Schematic:

  • Green pass control on vehicles for which it is mandatory (see above): the ordinance emphasizes that control by the personnel in charge must be performed preferably before of boarding of the passenger.
  • A constant dialogue is expected between employers and the Committee for the application of the protocol aimed at activating vaccination points in the workplace. Personnel training courses in the white and yellow areas are also allowed in the presence; courses relating to compulsory qualifications and certifications required of traveling personnel are guaranteed.
  • Communications on board the vehicles : all transport sectors must offer adequate communications on board the vehicles, updated in relation to the evolution of the rules to contain the spread of the virus. service.
  • Local public transport :
    • the passengers can also use the front door , if the vehicle is equipped with a protective divider of the driving area;
    • i passengers will be able to return to purchase tickets on board thanks to the gradual restart of this activity;
    • will also gradually return the controls to board by personnel adequately equipped with surgical masks or above;
    • The obligation to sanitize and sanitize im ezzi at least once a day.
  • Sector railway :
    • in the case of passengers with symptoms attributable to Sars-Cov-2 disease, the health authorities and the railway police may decide to stop the train for emergency interventions or to provide specific dedicated spaces. The Company must then sanitize the convoy concerned before reusing it;
    • in the largest railway hubs (Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and more generally in every station where it is possible, the green pass check must be carried out preferably before the climb on the vehicle. If it is not possible to check first, the check can be done by the on-board personnel at the same time as checking the ticket .
  • Taxi and NCC (Rental with driver) :
    • the rear seats cannot be occupied by more than two passengers if they are not part of the same group family;
    • inside the vehicle it is possible to install partitions between driver and passengers.
  • Maritime and port sector :
    • And it is compulsory to avoid contact between ground crew and on-board personnel as much as possible. However, an interpersonal distance of at least one meter is recommended;
    • personal and passengers are required to wear a mask.
  • Freight transport sector :
    • if without a mask, the drivers must remain on board the vehicle. When they get off the vehicle and come into contact with other operators, they must wear a mask;
    • loading / unloading activities must be carried out safely, with methods that do not involve contact between operators and drivers;
    • entry to offices in companies other than that of the transporter is allowed only according to the established procedures of the company;
    • online and contactless payment methods are recommended.

THE FIRST REACTIONS

Some rules can objectively have a non-negligible impact on the end users of public transport. In particular discusses the hypothesis that the Green Pass check can also be carried out on board the trains and not just before departure . What would happen if the passenger did not have one? As underlined by the president of Assoutenti, Furio Truzzi :

it is simply absurd to allow checks on green passes on board the convoys, because in the case in if a passenger does not have one, the train could be stopped with inconvenience for travelers and delays on the network, to the detriment of all railway users. Checks on Green Passes must be carried out only and exclusively at the station, in order to prevent passengers without a health certificate from entering on board, and the stations must be equipped with personnel who only and exclusively carry out this task because, in the event of controls on trains, the risk is that of a paralysis of railway traffic

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