Correos, once again, will carry out the distribution through its network of offices, which does not require procedures for companies or freelancers.
On this occasion, the allocation of masks is doubled and, in the case of public passenger transport by bus, it is quadrupled, so that a total of 2,250,644 masks will now be distributed among workers in the land transport sector.
These new distribution criteria have been specified by means of a complementary resolution to the previous resolution of the General Directorate of Land Transport of April 2, 2020, by which instructions are issued for the distribution of masks in this sector.
Therefore, with these two distributions, MITMA makes more than 3,300,000 masks available to the transport sector, a sector that is currently an essential service and that includes companies and freelancers who carry out public transport of goods by road, passenger transport by bus, taxi and VTC services and medical transport, as well as private rail freight companies. Included in this distribution are workers of public land transport of autonomous and local competition.
For delivery, the network of Post offices will be used again, which has proven to be a fast and efficient distribution system to the more than 162,000 recipients, who do not have to carry out any formalities or requests, simply consult the Post office at which can remove the masks assigned in this Web page.
Neither the private companies of rail freight transport nor the Autonomous Communities will have to present a request on this occasion, since the General Directorate of Land Transport will determine ex officio the corresponding allocation according to the needs identified in the previous distribution.
Measures to avoid contagion
In any case, it is necessary to influence, following the criteria of the health authorities, that the most effective measure to avoid contagion is to respect the distances of health safety, effectively implemented with operational and organizational measures.
Thus, in the field of freight transport, it is necessary, for example, to avoid whenever possible that the driver gets out of the vehicle or participates in loading and unloading tasks, except in assessed cases, following the recommendations of the European Commission, and other measures along the same lines.
In the field of passenger transport, the installation of protective partitions can be given as an example, ensuring the maximum distance between passengers and between them and the driver and other measures that have been dictated by the Ministry or implemented by the different administrations holders of public transport services.
The use of the mask is thus reserved for those circumstances in which this distance cannot be respected, which must therefore be as few as possible.