101 BOI branches facing closure amid coronavirus concerns

By Anamika

Number of branches in Galway will be closing down due to the impact of footfall resulting from coronavirus.

The statement revealed that universities and hospital branches were facing closure due to public health restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Eyre Square, Mervue Industrial Estate and Salthill are the branches open in the city. Meanwhile, in the county, Ballinasloe, Clifden, Loughrea, Tuam, Gort, Portumna, and Oranmore are open.

It is revealed that 161 branches will remain open, as the staff from the discontinued branches will transfer to the larger branches to assist and guide customers who require support.

CEO of Retail Ireland, Gavin Kelly, shared that these measures are taken to focus on the network of larger branches and to “support social distancing.”

“This is extremely important for our customers and colleagues, whose safety and wellbeing is our priority. This will complement the enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures we have in place in our branches,” he said.

BOI has also confirmed that they will continue at regular hours and will also be offering priority services Monday to Friday, for over 65’s from 10-11 am.

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