It’s been nearly three months of being shut, Singapore‘s luxurious Marina Bay Sands has geared up to welcome guests once again, states the official website. This includes the ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, the Casino and Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, all of which reopened on July 1. Moreover, the release also states that the Marina Bay Sands-operated restaurants such as Black Tap, Bread Street Kitchen, CUT, MOTT 32, KOMA, db Bistro & Oyster Bar, and Yardbird have also started welcoming guests again.
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However, these spaces are currently not open to all. As per the official website, only Sands Rewards members can visit these areas. The ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark Observation Deck require a pre-purchased ticket, while prior reservations are mandatory for restaurants.
To ensure social distancing, The ArtScience Museum website states that technology is going to help manage capacity in the galleries. However, all guided tours will remain suspended for now, states Time Out Singapore.
Notably, more than 200 stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, including tenant F&B outlets, had eased back into operations on June 19 itself as per the release. For now, all the other venues and attractions at the Integrated Resort (IR) such as the Hotel, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marquee and Sands Theatre will remain shut.
Marina Bay Sands explains that the safety of its guests and its staff is its number 1 priority, which is why it has implemented hygiene and safety measures whose quality has been approved by the Singapore government.
The following measures have been implemented at the Marina Bay Sands Casino:
- Temperature screening and mandatory digital check-in via the IR’s proprietary entry system (MBS SafeEntry)
- Capacity has been reduced to ensure the total number of people at any time does not exceed the operating capacity limit of one person per 10 sqm of Gross Floor Area (GFA).
- Safe distancing measures: Limitations on the number of patrons in private salons and at each gaming table, while electronic gaming machines and slots will be placed at least one meter apart.
- High contact areas and equipment will be cleaned frequently
- High-touch areas and equipment will be cleaned and wiped down on a frequent basis, while more than 800 hand sanitiser stations will be placed throughout the gaming floor, including at every table and high-touch areas.
- All gaming Team Members will sanitise their hands before and after shifts at gaming tables / pits. Customer-facing Team Members will don masks and face shields.
- We will be enabling contactless payment mode at selected Entry Levy Cashiers.