Scotiabank closes second branch in less than 24 hours due to COVID-19

Scotiabank closes second branch in less than 24 hours due to COVID-19
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Scotiabank Bahamas today announced that its Thompson Blvd Branch will be closed to the public for the next two weeks after a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

This news comes less than 24 hours after the bank closed its Carmichael Road branch after a worker tested positive at that location.

The bank said in a statement that it had been informed about the positive case earlier today.

“Like all of The Bahamas, our operations continue to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis,” said Roger Archer, Managing Director, Scotiabank Bahamas.

“Regrettably, we have had to close another branch today. Nonetheless, we remain committed to serving our customers via our other branches and customer channels to minimize any disruptions caused by this closure.

“We take this opportunity to urge everyone to remain vigilant and to follow the advice of the Government with regard to the recommended protocols for controlling the spread of COVID-19. We also must reinforce the need for both our retail and business customers to register for online banking so that they can access a wide array of banking services remotely,” said Archer.

Customers who require in-branch services during the period of closure are directed to any of our other conveniently located branches on the island.  As a reminder, the following branches are currently operating as cashless – Nassau Main, Palmdale, Paradise Island, and Wulff & Jerome Ave.

Scotia Online Banking and the Scotia Mobile App will also remain available for transactions for free 24 hours per day.

Customers also have the option of using their Scotia debit or credit cards to make purchases at stores and business places using point of sales machines.

Archer said: “Our ATM machines at the Thompson Blvd Branch will be operational for loan payments and other services excluding ATM Deposits, however over time, cash withdrawals may be affected. Night Deposits will also be unavailable at the Thompson Road branch until operations return to normal.”

A listing of Scotiabank ATMs may be located by visiting bs.scotiabank.com and in the interim, business banking services may be accessed at any other Scotiabank cash location.

The tentative date for reopening of the Thompson Blvd Branch is Tuesday, October 27, 2020.