COVID-19 Updated Measures Put in Place for Overseas Offices

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The Min. of Foreign Affairs, wishes to inform members of the public that with the growing spread of COVID-19 globally,including a confirmed case now in The Bahamas, the following additional Bahamian overseas offices in London have closed until further notice –The Bahamas High Commission & The Bahamas Tourist Office. All other offices are continuing to follow the local protocols in place for their various jurisdictions. The Heads of those offices have taken steps to protect their staff from exposure to the virus and continue to operate as best as possible.

The physical presence of staff continues to be significantly reduced, with only essential staff reporting to work. On line access is still available and officers working remotely are constantly monitoring requests from the public. As the travel market constricts because of bans, Heads of the offices will do everything possible to shore up their assistance to Bahamians in their jurisdictions overseas. If needed, all offices will be closed and provisions put in place for teleworking. The Ministry continues to monitor the situation on a constant basis and will immediately take any action that is required to protect staff and prevent the spread of the disease. We ask for the co-operation and understanding of the public as we get through these trying times and try to make sure that everyone remains safe.

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