Commercial banks in a voluntary vaccination campaign


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AT LEAST three commercial banks – Scotiabank, First Citizens and Republic Bank – will close earlier than normal on Thursday to allow their frontline staff members to participate in the voluntary vaccination against the covid19 virus.

In the case of Scotiabank, all of its branches (with the exception of Lowlands in Tobago) will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. Thus, the bank’s opening hours are as follows: non-mall branches from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., mall branches from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in the Lowlands, Tobago 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The first citizens have advised its customers that its opening hours on Thursdays are the mall branches from 9 am to 12 noon; branches outside the shopping center 8 am-12pm and regular hours for its Tobago branches, 8 am-2pm.

Republic Bank hours of operation on Thursdays are non-commercial 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and mall branches 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Newsday was unable to contact officials of the other commercial banks to see if they too would close earlier to allow time for their staff to participate in the immunization process. There was also no correspondence from the Bankers Association (BATT) on whether all commercial banks were participating in the vaccination campaign and, therefore, closing their branches earlier than usual.


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