Scotiabank yesterday re-opened its Princes Town Branch following a temporary closure due to confirmation that an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19.

According to the Bank the branch has undergone stringent deep cleaning and sanitisation prior to re-opening as it continues “to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and customers.”

Scotiabank said in a statement, “We have also taken all the necessary protocols as advised by the Ministry of Health.” The Bank added that at all its locations it continues to have the following measures in place:

1) Social distancing—there is a limit to the number of persons that can enter any location and conduct business at any given time.

2)Contactless temperature screening upon entry at all locations.

3)Requirement that all visitors/customers wear face masks when visiting its branches.

These may be temporarily removed for transactions requiring when ID confirmation.

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

5) Frequent deep cleaning of its branches every business day, including sanitising of all surfaces (door handles, ATM keypads and screens, pin pads, chair handles, desks, reception areas, teller wickets and washrooms), and hand sanitiser is available in-branch for use by both employees and customers.

According to Scotiabank it is encouraging all its customers to take the necessary precautions to remain safe at this time and remember that they can do most of their banking online.