Australia: Victoria eases Covid-19 restrictions

The new rules will be in place for at least two weeks.
The new rules will be in place for at least two weeks.

Casinos will now be limited to 300 people per indoor space under new Covid-19 rules.

Australia.- Authorities in Victoria have relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, allowing casinos and gaming venues in Melbourne to admit up to 300 people per indoor space, with a density limit of one person per 4 square metres.

The use of masks will continue to be mandatory indoors. The measure is expected to be in place for at least another two weeks.

Under new rules, indoor fixed-seating entertainment can open to up to 75 per cent of seated capacity, with a capacity of 300 people per space.

Victoria has reported a total of 50 active local Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Crown Melbourne casino hall opens to members by invitation

Crown Melbourne has announced that in line with the Victorian government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it will allow the return of guests to restaurants and bars, pool and gym facilities and retail stores.

The casino venue will be open only to members by invitation only.

The company also stated face masks are compulsory across all areas except while eating or drinking.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemicpubs in the city of Melbourne have signed a petition against their insurers urging them to cover losses from the first Covid-19 lockdown.

The group of pubs is claiming a sum of $26m due to the impact of Covid countermeasures.

David Locke, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority chief, said he has 120 Covid-19 business interruption insurance disputes on record, 21 of which have been closed. 

Locke said: “Discussions have commenced with the ICA and the National Insurance Brokers Association to streamline claims once the courts’ final decisions have been delivered.”

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