HSBC has confirmed that their Somerset branch will be closed today (December 1) and will probably remain closed for the rest of the week, “following a possible exposure to COVID-19”.

A spokesperson said the decision to close was made “out of an abundance of caution”.

“The bank is following all Bermuda Government COVID-19 protocols and these will guide the decision about when the branch is reopened,” the spokesperson added.

“The Harbourview Centre, St Georges and Church Street branches remain open for business as usual.

“Customers are also reminded to use online banking channels as much as possible through online banking and/or our mobile banking app. If you’re not yet enrolled with online banking, please visit www.hsbc.bm/register or call our Contact Center on 299- 5959.

“We regret any inconvenience this decision may cause our customers. HSBC is committed to ensuring the continued safety of our employees, customers and the wider Bermuda community.”