Crown Resorts Melbourne Halts Operations Once Again

After the Australian state of Victoria entered its sixth lockdown this week, gaming operations at Crown Resorts’ Melbourne site have been halted once more.

In an effort to fight the spread of the Delta variety, Melbourne has joined the country’s other two main cities, Brisbane and Sydney, in adopting such regulations.

Crown Resorts acknowledged the adjustments to its Melbourne operations after the Victoria government enforced a seven-day lockdown, which would be in effect from 8 p.m. on August 5, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. on August 12, 2021, according to the Victoria government.

Gaming ops

Gaming operations have once again come to a stop, as have food and beverage, retail, banqueting, and conference facilities, except for the provision of takeout meals or meal delivery services. For permitted reasons, hotel accommodations will continue to be supplied.

Crown Melbourne likewise reopened its hotels and restaurants, with the exception of those on the casino floor, at the beginning of the month, with gaming following on July 28.

Following the recent relaxation of limits, constraints were placed that limited the maximum capacity of each indoor area to 100 patrons, or the number allowed by the density quotient of one person per four square metres. Physical separation and hygiene standards are still in effect.

Crown Melbourne has updated that it will “pay Crown Melbourne employees’ rostered hours and salary (as applicable) for the 7-day lockdown period,” since these have been tightened just eight days.

Responding to government measures

It added: “Crown Melbourne will continue to work closely with the government and health authorities in Victoria and will respond to measures taken in relation to COVID-19.”

Residents can only leave their home for shopping, caregiving, or compassionate reasons, such as medical treatment or getting a COVID-19 test, authorised work or permitted education, exercise (once a day for 2 hours), or getting a COVID-19 vaccination, according to the Victoria government’s regulations.

When giving or receiving care, getting a COVID-19 vaccination, or visiting a partner or your single social bubble buddy, you must stay within 5 kilometres of your home. This does not apply to permitted work or education, or when giving or receiving care, getting a COVID-19 vaccination, or visiting a partner or your single social bubble buddy. When exiting the house, face masks must be worn both indoors and outside.

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