Friday 30 October, 2020

Scotiabank confirms virus cases at two more branches

Photo: Scotiabank Independence Square. Credit: Alina Doodnath.

Photo: Scotiabank Independence Square. Credit: Alina Doodnath.

Two employees from Scotiabank’s Diego Martin and Independence Square branches have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Scotiabank confirmed the infections on Sunday.

The bank said the employees have been quarantined since exhibiting symptoms and are now under medical supervision of the Ministry of Health.

Employees who work at the two branches are in the process of being tested and are self-isolating for the 14 days.

Scotiabank assured that immediate steps have been taken to safeguard the health and safety of employees and customers.

As such, the Independence Square branch is closed until further notice.

The Diego Martin branch will reopen on Tuesday, with a new rotation of employees available to serve customers.

The bank assured that its branches will undergo stringent deep cleaning and sanitisation prior to reopening.

Scotiabank urged customers to make use of its online services Scotia OnLine Banking or the Scotia Caribbean app to pay bills, transfer funds plus more.

It reminded customers that enhanced protocols are in place at all locations, including established measures of social distancing, contactless temperature screening and wearing of face masks.

Transparent panels have been installed at the counter spaces to help provide a safe barrier while clients conduct transactions. These barriers are also within the employee spaces.

Further, Scotiabank said all branches are deep cleaned at the every business day, including sanitising of door handles, ATM keypads and screens, pin pads, chair handles, desks, reception areas, teller wickets and washrooms. Hand sanitiser is also available in-branch for use by both employees and customers.

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