Cebu banks remain safe from COVID-19



CEBU CITY – The Cebu Bankers Club (CBC) assured the public that local banks in Cebu remain safe from COVID-19 as they fully adhere to health protocols while providing essential financial services to the clients, says its statement through its president Romeo Comabig.

Comabig said that banks have placed various health measures to control the spread of the virus with the following protocols:  Face masks and face shields for bank personnel and clients are required while inside the branch; body temperature is checked before entering the branch; logbook is available for contact tracing; alcohol and hand sanitizers are available at the entrance and strategic locations in the lobby.

Transparent plastic/Acrylic barriers are placed in between clients and bank personnel; limited number of clients allowed inside the branch to observe social distancing are also implemented.

The banks observed staggered lunch breaks for branch personnel and communal food items are not allowed.  Bank personnel are not allowed to cross-over to other branches to mitigate the spread of infection, however, if the branch is compromised, the branch undergoes deep disinfection while the exposed personnel go to immediate test and self-quarantine.

Comabig assured the public that when a branch is open for service, all health measures are in place taking into consideration the health and safety of our clients as our primordial concern.

Although there were reported cases of COVID transmissions in some of our member banks, these were all isolated cases and the respective bank management had done immediate actions by disinfecting these premises and observing lockdown for several days in compliance with the standard health protocol for the safety of the banking community, he added.

“We also encourage our clients to avail of the online banking services their respective banks are offering.  This will not only protect them from the risk of infection but will give them ease and convenience while banking from home or office,” Comabig stated.