UK casinos to reopen on July 4th. The land-based casinos in the UK are going to resume their operations from July 4th after being closed since March 23rd.
The UK Government has confirmed that hospitality and leisure facilities, such as casinos, may be able to open from July 4th as part of the final phase of its plans to ease restrictions from Covid-19.
Casino operators have confirmed today that they are prepared to resume operations from that date. Stringent hygiene and social distancing measures will be put in place at all casinos to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
Chief executive of BGC, Michael Dugher said that “Nothing is more important to the casino sector than the safety of staff and customers. I know that the casino operators have been working tirelessly to ensure that when they do reopen for business again, every possible measure will be in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters the premises – from the availability of hand sanitisers and protective equipment to adherence to the latest Government current social distancing rules,”
He added that “Casinos make a significant contribution to the economy, including through taxation and employment, as part of the leisure, hospitality, entertainment and tourism sectors. They have also played a hugely important role, not just in the national effort to combat covid-19 by keeping their doors shut since March, but also through their support for communities – for example with the provision of food from their kitchens and the use of their venues. It is welcome that they are in line to reopen again from 4 July, but the message to government now is that they are ready, willing and able to open safely”.