SkyCity has announced it expects to reopen its casino and entertainment facilities in Auckland for fully vaccinated customers from December 3.
New Zealand.- Authorities in New Zealand have announced the country will move to a new Covid-19 Protection Framework from December 2. The Auckland region will move into the ‘Red’ category, under which most businesses, will be able to open to vaccinated people.
SkyCity Entertainment expects to reopen its venue in Auckland for fully vaccinated customers from December 3. A week ago, the company announced the reopening of its casino and entertainment facilities in Hamilton with additional health and safety measures in place to reflect the Ministry of Health’s latest recommendations and guidelines.
SkyCity Queenstown is open since Queenstown is at level 2. The company also has venues outside of New Zealand. Its properties in Adelaide and the SkyCity Online Casino are open.
In October, the casino operator decided to allow only vaccinated customers to enter its casinos. It will require Covid-19 vaccination certificates for entry to all SkyCity venues in New Zealand.
According to Michael Ahearne, SkyCity’s CEO, the casino operator has in place the highest available levels of protection against Covid-19 and is meeting its legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 but that research had confirmed: “Covid-19 vaccines will provide the best protection for our staff and customers.”
He added: “SkyCity expects the CVC requirement will cover all employees (around 2,900), customers, contractors and visitors at our New Zealand sites to protect them from the harmful effects of Covid-19.”