BNZ bank demands customers, staff, be vaccinated

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Bank of New Zealand says its staff, contractors, suppliers, and customers who visit Partners Centres and BNZ corporate sites will need to show a covid vaccine passport starting 17 January 2022.

While it says there will be no change for customers visit a branch for over-the-counter services, customers wanting a face-to-face appointment for services such as lending, advice, and opening new accounts will need to provide their vaccine pass.

The Buzz assumes the BNZ is just following orders.

BNZ CEO Dan Huggins says: “Vaccination is the best way to keep our people and everyone we work with safe.

“All over-the-counter banking can still be done in branch regardless of vaccination status, but for longer in person appointments we will require customers to be fully vaccinated.

In branches, BNZ requires customers to wear a mask*, sign in with the contact tracing app or physical contact tracing form. The bank has “sneeze guards” (hay-fever can be an issue in summer).

*Remember how couriers used to have to remove their face coverings to enter a bank when delivering parcels?

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