Casinos will need to adhere to strict rules when it comes to social distancing and public safety
Casinos will need to adhere to strict rules on social distancing and public safety like sanitising roulette chips before and after use. Customers are also limited to play at one table and must sanitise their hands before and after. Casinos in the rest of the UK will have to wait for their own reopening dates to be confirmed.
Michael Dugher, Betting and Gaming Council chief executive said: “After four long months of lockdown, it’s fantastic to see casinos will reopen safely for business again on 1 August. I am delighted that they can now play their part in supporting the recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector.” and Dugher added: “BGC casino members went the extra mile to meet strict COVID guidelines some weeks ago but were left in the dark as to when they would be allowed to reopen. I’d like to thank DCMS Secretary of State Oliver Dowden, Minister Nigel Hiddleston and the many cross-party MPs who supported us and worked hard to secure a reopening date.”
“The uncertainty has been awful for the 12,000 people who work in casinos in England and we now call on Scottish and Welsh governments to follow suit and permit casinos to reopen without delay,” Dugher added. “The devolved administrations owe it to the 2,000 employees who work in Scottish and Welsh casinos to end this uncertainty and help them return to work.”
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