In Singapore and the casinos within the Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands facilities will reportedly partially re-open for business from Wednesday after being temporarily shuttered on April 7 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a Sunday report from Inside Asian Gaming, the two venues were allowed to begin welcoming visitors to their retail and dining establishments some ten days ago after the Asian city-state eased a number of its coronavirus-related social distancing restrictions.
The source reported that the casinos inside the Singapore resorts are to initially be permitted to re-open at 25% capacity from July 1 so long as they agree to abide by a strict set of new anti-coronavirus health and safety measures that are to see guests subjected to mandatory temperature checks and asked to wear protective face masks.
Inside Asian Gaming reported that the 2,561-room Marina Bay Sands, which is operated by a subsidiary of American casino firm Las Vegas Sands Corporation, revealed that it initially intends to restrict casino access to high-ranking members of its Sands Rewards Club loyalty program and to those who have already paid their annual levy. The iconic three-tower property purportedly detailed that it moreover aims to re-open its Sands SkyPark and ArtScience Museum attractions from Wednesday and has trained in excess of 1,000 members of staff to serve as ‘safe distancing ambassadors.’
Reportedly read a statement from Marina Bay Sands…
“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 the gaming tables.”
For its part and the 120-acre Resorts World Sentosa, which is run by the Genting Singapore Limited subordinate of Genting Malaysia Berhad, reportedly explained that it is hoping to additionally re-open its Universal Studios Singapore facility from Wednesday before reviving operations at its giant South East Asia Aquarium venue three days later.