Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Updates

The Central Bank's Operations Remain Fully Accessible during the COVID - 19 Pandemic

Published: Tuesday March 17th, 2020

The operations of the Central Bank of The Bahamas remain fully accessible to the public during the adjustment to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, health safety precautions are in effect.

The Bank is continuously engaged with supervised financial institutions, the Government and other stakeholders to support the smooth operations of the Bahamian financial system, including the following:
  • Access to Bahamian dollar currency
  • Operation of domestic payments and settlements systems
  • Processing of Exchange Control applications
  • Investments in Government debt securities
  • Regulatory reporting and approvals
The Bank also activated business continuity procedures to balance health and safety concerns for its personnel, against assurances that they remain fully engaged to service the public.

The Bank is now adhering to the following operating protocols. Some of these could vary as public health risks evolve.
  • Correspondences with the Bank will be accepted only in electronic format (email or telephone). The Bank will not accept hardcopies of letters or documents.
  • All services for Exchange Control authorisation, and regulatory reporting and communications are available through electronic channels that have been shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • Only staff and scheduled services providers will be permitted entry to the Bank's premises. The Bank will conduct all meetings with the public by virtual means (that is by teleconference or video conference).
  • The Bank's staff will be unavailable for public appearances, speeches or presentations, other than those that can be hosted virtually.
  • Official international travel for staff and senior officials has been suspended.
The public can continue to contact the Central Bank through the published email and telephone numbers and the direct contacts of officials whose contact information they possess.

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