COVID-19: Scotiabank temporarily closes Liguanea branch
File photo of a Scotia branch.
Scotiabank says it will close its Liguanea branch from Monday to Tuesday of this week due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
The branch will re-open to the public on Wednesday, September 30, the financial institution said in a news release.
"Customers requiring in-branch cash services may visit our New Kingston branch and for non-cash transactions, customers may visit Oxford Road, the University of the West Indies or any other branch that is convenient," Scotia said, adding that it is encouraging customers whenever possible to use its electronic and digital banking channels which will enable them to conduct most day to day transactions remotely.
The bank said customers may utilise Scotia OnLine or the Scotia Mobile app to conduct the following transactions for free 24 hours per day:
- Check account balances and monitor account activity
- Transfer funds to anyone at any local bank
- Pay bills
- Top up mobile phones
Scotiabank said its full service ATMs may also be used to make deposits and withdrawals and pay loans, and noted that business customers with online Cash Management Services can make payroll and wire payments online in addition to other services.
"All customers can also continue to use their Scotia debit or credit cards to make purchases at stores and business places using point of sales machines," the bank said, adding that it "sincerely regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause."
The Ministry of Health recently said businesses are not required to close workplaces when the coronavirus is detected, advising that cleaning can minimise the spread of the virus.