LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - JPMorgan, Barclays
and Deutsche Bank have told staff they can
return to the office in England, joining a growing number of
banks reopening their buildings after COVID-19 restrictions were
eased this week.
JPMorgan told staff in England to return from Feb. 1, adding
they expected people to work at least some days in the office
every week according to working patterns agreed within teams, an
internal memo seen by Reuters said.
The bank also encouraged staff to get vaccinated and to get
a booster when eligible, but said it did not require this for
people to return. A bank spokesperson confirmed the contents of
Deutsche Bank has told employees they can start coming back
to the office from Jan. 31, a spokesperson said.
Barclays will also resume hybrid working in England from
next week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Some staff including traders had continued to use Deutsche
Bank offices, but now others will be able to return, with most
working on average around three days a week in the office, the
The banks join others including Standard Chartered,
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and HSBC in moving quickly to get
people back in the office after the British government scrapped
work from home guidance for England.
(Reporting by Iain Withers and Lawrence White, Editing by
Alexander Smith and Louise Heavens)