Casinos Reopen in England

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 Updated on 28/08/2020 às 11h04

England’s casinos were able to reopen last Saturday, August 15, after a long wait and much discussion with the authorities. The government ordered the casinos to close on March 20 after the new coronavirus pandemic worsened.

Previously, government officials even announced two dates for the reopening of establishments, but both were postponed. Still, casino owners enthusiastically received official clearance to reopen their doors.

Reopening of England casinos with security measures

Grosvenor Casinos said it reopened 35 of 46 casinos in England with adequate security measures. Such as: reduced capacity limit, personal protective equipment for employees, facial covers for guests and the service team, screens on gaming tables and machines, hand hygiene stations and contactless payments.

Jonathon Swaine, the managing director of Grosvenor Casinos, spoke publicly about the resumption: “We were ready to reopen safely for several weeks. And, we are very pleased to finally be able to receive our customers to enjoy our casinos safely once again ”

Genting UK also stressed that it opened most of its casinos on the 15th. A spokesman for the group noted that “after weeks of meticulous planning, we are fully confident that our casinos are ready for this reopening moment”.

The company representative added: “This is what we have been working on for some time, and the delays we have experienced have been extremely frustrating and damaging to business. The reopening is therefore incredibly exciting for everyone involved and we couldn’t wait to get customers back to our casinos.

Effects of Coronavirus in England

According to official information, England has already registered 267 thousand confirmed cases with 41 thousand deaths. Worldwide, the disease affected about 22 million people and killed 773 thousand.