Singapore’s IRs resume operations

Singapore Marina Bay Sands reopen

Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa were granted permission to reopen at the start of July.


Operations will be limited to 25 percent of normal capacity and subject to strict health and safety measures.

Marina Bay Sands said it was restricting casino access to Sands Rewards Club members holding Gold status and above, plus Annual Levy Holders. The resort has also reopened its ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark.

“The casino will also abide by strict safe management measures,” the property’s management said in a statement. “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.”

Marina Bay Sands reported it has trained over 1,000 staff to take on safe distancing roles. “Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be deployed to ensure that there are no bystanders,” the company added. “Customer-facing team members will don masks and face shields, and will sanitise their hands before and after shifts at gaming tables.”

Resorts World Sentosa opened its casino and Universal Studios Singapore on 1 July, followed by SEA Aquarium on 4 July.

The two integrated resorts were previously able to open some retail and F&B outlets in mid-June after Singapore entered Phase 2 of easing COVID-19 restrictions.