Can you wear a mask inside a bank?

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Clients wearing a face mask inside a bank will be asked to remove them temporarily within the premises of a bank branch due to security reasons, the Malta Bankers’ Association clarified on Monday.

In a statement, the MBA explained that following discussions with the Superintendence of Public Health, clients will be required to remove their masks which would enable CCTV systems to identify all customers. Secondly, bank tellers and officials are required to identify the person by comparing the I.D. card or passport with the face of the person.

The association remarked that such measures have always been in place, especially in relation to any headgear worn by persons when entering bank branches.

Alternatively, members of the public can use face shields instead when visiting a branch.

The association reminded the public to make use of internet and mobile banking when they can.

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