MAR 7 DE JULIO DE 2020 - 05:11hs.
At 25% of normal capacity

Singapore casinos to reopen from July 1

After three months of closure, the casinos at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa will be allowed to return to business from the first of July, after the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Singapore Tourism Board have granted permission for 13 entertainment venues to reopen. However, operations will be limited to no more than 25% of normal capacity and subject to strict health and safety measures.

In a press release, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) said it was restricting casino access to Sands Rewards Club members holding Gold status and above, plus Annual Levy Holders.

“The casino will also abide by strict safe management measures. There will be limitations on the number of patrons at each gaming table, while seats at the electronic gaming machines and slots will be at least one meter apart. Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be deployed to ensure that there are no bystanders. Customer-facing team members will don masks and face shields, and will sanitize their hands before and after shifts at gaming tables,” Marina Bay Sands said.

MBS, which said it has trained over 1000 staff to take on safe distancing roles, will also reopen its ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark.

Resorts World Sentosa will open its casino and Universal Studios Singapore from July 1, followed by SEA Aquarium from July 4.

The return of some casino operations comes almost two weeks after Singapore entered Phase 2 of easing COVID-19 restrictions, with both MBS and RWS opening some retail and F&B outlets.

Both companies had suspended all operations in early April.

Source: GMB