Strengthened protective measures – what that means for you
Last Thursday First Minister, Mark Drakeford, strengthened zero protective measures to keep people safe and help reduce high levels of coronavirus in Wales.
Here’s how LBG has reacted to the changes and how they will affect you:
- Area Directors and their teams will revert to working from home until 22nd November
- All MaPAs currently working from home in Wales will be asked to revert to homeworking only until 22nd November – no visits to branch should take place unless for wellbeing reasons
- Only Run the Bank visits will be conducted in Wales until 22nd November, with any Risk visits being conducted remotely
- Commercial Banking management teams will not be able to operate from a Welsh branch until 22nd November
There’s new guidance too around self-isolation, with those who are fully vaccinated being asked to self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test if someone in their household tests positive for COVID. You must follow this advice.
LBG’s emergency paid leave provisions were withdrawn from 1st November which served staff well and helped many through exceptionally difficult circumstances so we’re disappointed that they’ve been withdrawn when we’re seeing infections and deaths on the rise again. But the bank has committed to give line managers flexibility and discretion to support individual circumstances.
Getting support from Accord
If you’re impacted by COVID and don’t think you’re being treated fairly, please call or email Russell Waterhouse for advice on your situation - Email: [email protected] - Phone: 07984 602 729.
The position will be reviewed in light of any further changes by the Welsh Government.