Santander is monitoring the development of the coronavirus carefully and is following the instructions of both the World Health Organization and the health authorities in each of its countries.
In line with the recent decisions taken by the authorities in several Spanish regions to suspend teaching activity in centres of education, Santander has asked its employees in the corporate centres located in Madrid to telework.
This measure follows the actions taken in recent weeks across the Group in all its markets in order to protect the wellbeing of its employees, customers and stakeholders, while ensuring customers can continue to access banking services as normal.
To this end, Santander is taking a number of precautionary measures across all its markets. These include:
These measures apply both to Group employees and to external suppliers and consultants who work at Santander's facilities.
The bank will continue to liaise with authorities to ensure that it is following best possible advice and guidance.