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In the 4th stage of distancing in the metropolitan area, quarantine is upgraded by expanding telecommuting in financial sector – Cheonji Daily

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KB Kookmin Bank headquarters in Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Corona 19 loan (loan) counseling window (Source: Newsis)

[천지일보=김누리 기자] As social distancing has been upgraded to level 4 in the metropolitan area, banks in the metropolitan area such as Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon will reduce their business hours by one hour for two weeks from the 12th to the 23rd.

On the 9th, the Financial Industry User Council announced that the business hours of bank branches will be changed from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. It used to be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it has been shortened by 1 hour.

The implementation area is the metropolitan area such as Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon. In non-metropolitan areas, the same measures will be taken if social distancing is implemented at level 3 or higher.

The Financial Industry Employers Council explained, “In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the metropolitan area from spreading to a nationwide pandemic, and to prevent infection of financial consumers and financial workers, we have decided to temporarily shorten the operating hours of banks in the metropolitan area.”

Major commercial banks have also stepped up measures to keep the distance between their headquarters in Seoul and branches across the country in line with the 4th level upgrade.

Shinhan Bank has created and is implementing a guide for the new oriental disease in accordance with the government’s social distancing stage. It was the 2nd stage of the existing new oriental disease guideline, but a new quarantine guide is being prepared in line with the 4th stage of the distance announced today.

Shinhan Bank’s rate of dual work and telecommuting will increase from 15% to 40%. Accordingly, the entry of outsiders to the main branch in Jung-gu, Seoul has been changed from ‘control’ to ‘prohibited’, and the restaurant in the main branch is not operated. Social gatherings between employees, avoiding face-to-face meetings, prohibiting departmental dinners and picnics, and going beyond the level of controlling the access of outsiders of the main store, outsiders are prohibited from entering the main store, and the restaurant of the main store is not operated.

Hana Bank also changed the proportion of distributed and telecommuting divisions in its headquarters from 30% or more to 40% or more. Refrain from face-to-face meetings as much as possible, and in unavoidable circumstances, limit the occupancy to 30% for less than 10 or 50% of the capacity.

In addition, existing regulations such as ban from work for suspected symptomatic persons, self-quarantine before notification of test results, prohibition of meetings between employees and business meetings, measurement of body temperature more than twice a day, mandatory reporting in case of abnormalities, and mandatory wearing of masks will be maintained. .

KB Kookmin Bank will implement telecommuting at 30% of its existing headquarters. Face-to-face meetings, dinners and gatherings are not allowed. Training and workshops are non-face-to-face. In addition, movement between buildings is prohibited, and movement to other floors within the building should be minimized. The number of customers who can wait at the same time at branches nationwide is limited to a maximum of 10.

NH Nonghyup Bank has already raised the 30% distributed work rate in advance, and with this 4th step upgrade of the distance, the existing ‘within 30%’ will be reinforced with ‘30%’. In principle, parties, private gatherings, face-to-face meetings, and business trips, which were at the level of restraint, are prohibited.

Woori Bank also maintained a 30% distributed work schedule and banned employee dinners, gatherings and events. In addition, unnecessary meetings and business trips were canceled and, if necessary, non-face-to-face meetings were held. He urged employees to minimize travel, such as going out, strictly follow quarantine rules when on vacation, and immediately conduct diagnostic tests when suspicious symptoms are found.

The insurance industry is also concerned that face-to-face sales will shrink again due to the fourth wave of COVID-19. While some industries have expanded telecommuting to the previous level, they have delivered guidelines to their planners to refrain from visiting sales.

Since the previous day, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance has implemented telecommuting for 50% of employees in the metropolitan area and 30% of employees in non-metropolitan areas. The proportion of telecommuting employees was reduced to 30% and then raised again due to the easing of social distancing.

Hyundai Marine & Marine Engineering recently expanded the number to two-fifths after working from home by one-third by department. DB Non-Life Insurance reduced from three-shift rotational telecommuting to two shifts. Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance has been operating a two-shift telecommuting system since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, while KB Insurance operates a telecommuting and staggered commuting system.

These insurance companies are telling them to use phone calls or text messages instead of visiting customers or to actively utilize non-face-to-face marketing at their sales sites.

The credit card industry is also strengthening its quarantine guidelines and monitoring. In accordance with the prepared manual, we are focusing on preventing the spread of the virus while closely monitoring the situation and flexibly adjusting the proportion of telecommuters.

Shinhan Card raised the proportion of telecommuters from 20% to 30% this morning. The decision was made to strengthen the quarantine guidelines as the distance from the metropolitan area was upgraded to level 4 from the 12th.

Hyundai Card significantly increased the rate of telecommuting as two employees of its headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul, were tested positive for COVID-19 the day before. In a way that a certain percentage of employees determined by each department work from home, the ratio of all employees at the Yeouido headquarters was raised from 50% to 70%. The health status of workers is also monitored once or twice a day.

Lotte Card has set the telecommuting rate to be over 30%. This is flexibly adjusted according to the situation. Depending on the situation, the proportion of telecommuting is flexibly operated, and a staggered commute system is in operation from 8 am to 10 am to distribute working hours.

Hana Card is operating by setting rules for responding to situations in each stage of social distancing. It is recommended to monitor the body temperature and health status of workers once or twice a day in the morning and afternoon, and to minimize movement within the headquarters building. Employees can only move on the floor where they work.

Samsung Card has created an environment that allows people to switch to telecommuting through a virtual desktop. Pregnant women are also working from home.

At Woori Card, employees rotate and work from home in shifts. There is no set ratio, but we plan to operate flexibly depending on the situation to ensure the safety of our employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

KB Kookmin Card also operates a comprehensive situation team related to COVID-19 and is working from home at the 30% level, and plans to review changes in the telecommuting ratio depending on the situation.

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