Seven departments issue documents to help the elderly travel: in low-risk areas, except for special places, the “Health Code” is generally not checked

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Recently, the Ministry of transport, together with the Ministry of human resources and social security, the State Health Commission, the people’s Bank of China, the State Railway Administration, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the State Railway Corporation of China, issued the notice on effectively solving the difficulties of the elderly in using intelligent technology to facilitate their daily transportation (hereinafter referred to as the notice), which has been fully implemented The notice of the general office of the State Council on the implementation plan for solving the difficulties of the elderly in using intelligent technology (GBF [2020] No. 45) requires that, in accordance with the principle of strengthening traditional services and facilitating intelligent services to walk on two legs, further refine the policies and measures in the field of transportation to facilitate the travel services of the elderly, and ensure the daily travel of the elderly in the “intelligent era” Convenience.
First, improve the “Health Code” inspection service in the field of transportation. The notice requires that novel coronavirus pneumonia areas should not need to check “health codes” except for special facilities such as bus terminals, passenger terminals, civil transport airports and entry and exit ports. If it is really necessary to check the “Health Code”, it is necessary to optimize the services such as relatives and friends’ agency and staff’s agency; in areas where conditions permit, channels without “Health Code” should be set up at passenger stations and expressway service areas.
Second, it is convenient for the elderly to take public transport. According to the notice, while promoting mobile payment, e-ticket and code scanning, local passenger stations should retain the use of cash, paper bills, vouchers and certificates; speed up the interconnection and convenient application of all-in-one transportation cards in cities at prefecture level and above, actively promote qualified social security cards to increase the function of transportation and travel; and encourage qualified areas to promote the use of all-in-one transportation cards for the elderly Certificate, senior citizen card, social security card, etc. take urban public transport.
Third, optimize the taxi service for the elderly. “Notice” requires that we should maintain patrol taxi calling service, give full play to the role of 95128 and other service numbers, and provide telephone booking or instant calling service; encourage the formation of “love team” to provide security services for the elderly with relatively fixed car demand; encourage online car Hailing platform to optimize car Hailing software and add “one click car Hailing” function Set up taxi waiting points and temporary parking points in key places to provide convenient taxi calling service relying on information technology.
Fourth, improve the quality of passenger station labor service. “Notice” requires that passenger stations, expressway service areas and toll stations should keep manual service windows; in passenger stations with dense passenger flow, priority ticket windows, special waiting areas or green channels should be set up for the elderly if conditions permit.
The circular stressed that all localities should attach great importance to it, strengthen organization and leadership, improve safeguard measures, actively strive for financial support, further clarify the timetable and roadmap, establish work accounts, clarify the division of responsibilities, ensure the implementation of various tasks, and accelerate the establishment of a long-term mechanism to solve the problem of “digital divide” faced by the elderly in their daily transportation. (CCTV reporter Tang Ying)