Access Bank has assured the public of its commitment to curtail the spread of COVID-19 even as it confirmed the unfortunate loss of one of its staff, who until his death, worked at the bank’s Onne Branch in Rivers State.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our deceased colleague’s family at this time as we pray for his eternal rest,” Access Bank said in a statement.
It noted that in line with the bank’s COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan, the branch has been shut down for immediate disinfection and will only be reopened once it is certified that it is safe enough for services to resume.
“Colleagues and customers who had been in contact with the late employee have also been advised to self-isolate following guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“The safety of all our stakeholders remains paramount to Access Bank as we have deployed robust health and safety measures at all our branches, including frequently disinfecting our buildings and locations; and making use of face masks by customers and staff mandatory.
“Other safety measures include, checking of temperature before admittance into our premises; provision of hand sanitizers which must be used before entry into the banking halls and ATM areas; and constantly disinfecting of teller counters and customer service tables and ensuring social distancing at all times,” the bank further noted in the statement.
The bank assured the public that it will remain resolute in its commitment to curtailing the spread of COVID-19, even as it is doing all it can to protect its customers, employees and communities.