Singapore casinos ease up on capacity restrictions
The Singapore Tourism Board, on Thursday, August 19th, eased up on several safety management measures for leisure attractions. The government body, also responsible for monitoring Singapore's casino response to COVID-19 risk management, allowed for a maximum capacity of 1000 people for both indoor and outdoor activities.
These adjustments are based on the condition that all individuals attending the activities are either fully vaccinated or have negative PCR test results within 24hr.
Singapore’s two main casinos, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa have been allowed to boost their guest capacity to 50 percent from the initial 25 percent. This new capacity concludes the measures during the Phase 2 lockdown that was implemented on July 22nd.
According to Resorts World Sentosa spokesperson, the casino will operate at the 50 percent capacity threshold from Thursday. The casino has also set in place a system and processes to monitor the attendance of its various attractions.
The casino requires that all guests and dealers wear a face mask with a limited (non-specified) number of people per gaming table. Standing bets will also be accepted at table games under safety management measures.
He also noted that the casino’s gaming floors have been installed with acrylic safety shields coated with antimicrobial material. The shields are present at all gaming tables and machines.
Its rival, Singapore Marina Bay Sands, said its attractions: the ArtScience Museum, Digital Light Canvas, SkyPark Observation Deck, and Sampan Rides have been operating at a 50% capacity since Thursday.
MBS Casino will operate with a safe social distancing measure. The gaming floors have been adjusted to support a maximum of four patrons per gaming table and spacing of at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) between patrons at slot machines or electronic table games.