Crown Melbourne has announced that it has been allowed to reopen its casino floor from October 30 on a limited basis.
Australia.- A week after the state of Victoria eased Covid-19 restrictions, Crown Melbourne has announced it will reopen its main casino floor along with restaurants, bars and entertainment venues with capacity restrictions in place. The casino floor will reopen on October 30 while selected restaurants and bars, entertainment venues and hotels have reopened their doors today (Friday).
According to the casino operator’s website, customers will have to show official proof of vaccination or a medical contraindication certificate. The Victorian Government requires all staff working at hospitality venues to be fully vaccinated.
Authorities eased Covid-19 restrictions after the state reached a 70 per cent full vaccination rate. The 10km travel limit in Melbourne has been removed but travel to regional areas remains prohibited.
Crown Melbourne to train 1,000 hospitality workers
Crown Melbourne has announced that it will provide free, paid hospitality training to 1,000 Victorians together with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Hotels Association (Victoria).
The casino operator said the programme aims to help address the skills shortage in the industry and to support its Covid-19 recovery. Once the successful applicants complete the course, candidates will be matched with businesses looking for skilled workers.
Enda Cunningham, Crown Melbourne executive general manager food and beverage, said: “We are proud to be able to contribute and help the industry get back on track by skilling up a thousand workers.”