Since our last note to our shareholders and friends of the Lara District Community Bank Branch so much has happened in our world.  Following the move to stage 3 restrictions relating to people moving about our community the board have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the branch on Saturday mornings.

It has been our usual practice to close over the Easter weekend, the difference being is that we will remain closed on Saturday mornings until the end of May at this stage. The decision was taken in the interest of reducing both are staff’s potential exposure as well being consistent with government desire to keep people at home.

I wish to stress the Saturday closure is only temporary due to the current COVID-19 circumstances and that we recognise the importance of Saturday opening to our largely commuter population. We are the only branch in the Geelong region that offers Saturday trading.

Our staff are working with Bendigo bank to ensure those that have utilised our banking service over the last 2 months on a Saturday are made aware of this temporary change.

We are aware that this is an incredibly difficult time for so many at the moment. Please, do get in touch via phone or come in to the branch during the week, if we can help with any banking related matters. There are a number of support packages available and our staff, would be more than happy to help you. 

Take care and be kind to one another, during what for many of us, is possibly the most challenging time in our lives. We are so thankful to be part of such a great community here in Lara and surrounds and we look forward to once again, being back out and about in the community once this passes.

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