TT’s commercial banks have said continue to work with the authorities to ensure the safety of the population during the covid19 pandemic.
Bankers Association (BATT) president Karen Darbasie made this statement on Wednesday.
Thise came after a statement by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith that the police may be forced to close banks, supermarkets and markets if people do not adhere to strict guidelines that they should not congregate in public in groups more than five.
This restriction was contained in new public health regulations which were issued on Tuesday.
Darbasie said, “Banks continue to work with the authorities to try to ensure protocols of social distancing are applied for the protection of our employees and our customers.”
In a statement on March 26, the association advised customers to use digital and mobile banking facilities.
BATT said customers who may not have online or mobile banking services can sign up for these services by calling their bank’s contact centre. The association said this will help with adhering to the national call for social distancing practices.
It also suggested customers use their bank’s website to find ATMs conveniently located close to their homes and minimise outdoor errands by using online banking.