Coronavirus caution for Singapore casino resorts

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The two giant integrated casino resorts in Singapore have reportedly instituted new rules that require all customers wanting to enjoy their facilities to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the move for Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands comes after the city-state’s Ministry of Health introduced a raft of fresh regulations that have been designed to help fight the further spread of the potentially-lethal ailment. The source detailed that the former British territory has experienced a significant rise in coronavirus cases since easing an array of related restrictions last month even though its population of almost 5.5 million individuals has passed the 80% vaccination threshold.

Two-week timeframe:

For the seven-hotel Resorts World Sentosa and the new coronavirus-related safeguard reportedly came into force from yesterday to bar anyone who has not had a second dose of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine at least 14 days earlier from entering any of its indoor areas. The facility operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad purportedly disclosed that these include its shopping mall, casino and coffee shops as well as adjacent attractions such as its Adventure Cove Waterpark and South East Asia (SEA) Aquarium.

Virus vigilance:

This obligation, which expands a measure that was already in place for Singapore’s many restaurants and bars, additionally now reportedly applies to the three-tower Marina Bay Sands in addition to this massive development’s adjoining 300-unit Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands shopping complex. Run by the Marina Bay Sands Private Limited subsidiary of American casino behemoth Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the 2,561-room property purportedly declared that more than 97% of its employees have already been fully vaccinated against coronavirus while it has moreover instituted a ‘further enhancement of our rostered routine testing program for staff’.

Capacity care:

Marina Bay Sands reportedly also proclaimed that its 160,000 sq ft casino is now only open to those that have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus ‘in groups of up to two persons aged 21 years and above.’ To gain entry and the enterprise purportedly stated that punters must be able to provide members of its staff with ‘a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result’ or proof of their valid exemption from such a check.

Finally, Inside Asian Gaming reported that Resorts World Sentosa is now thought to be following a similar capacity limitation measure for its own 161,400 sq ft casino with the property recently pronouncing that ‘the number of guests per group will be no more than the maximum allowed by current government restrictions.’


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