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Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank Group say most of their staff will work from home until next year to further stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Helena Gottschling, RBC’s chief human resources officer, said in a memo to bank staff that most employees will work from home until at least 2021. She said a very small number of employees in the Greater Toronto Area may return to RBC premises starting in mid to late September but others will have to continue working from home. The bank said it will provide those returning to the office at least four weeks’ notice and will be as flexible as possible with employees’ needs. 

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TD said staff working from home have also been advised they won’t return to the office before the end of the calendar year.

The moves come after Scotiabank informed head office employees in the General Toronto Area currently working remotely they can continue to do so until 2021 and after all of the major banks in the city agreed to a May request from Mayor John Tory, who asked companies in the area to keep their workers home for the summer.

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