Crown Resorts says it will reopen some facilities at its flagship property, Crown Melbourne, this Friday but its casino will remain closed until further notice.
Two weeks after suspending all operations as Melbourne was plunged into its fourth lockdown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, an easing of restrictions across the city will see Crown Melbourne recommence hotel as well as food and beverage facilities from Friday in accordance with temporary restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government.
Those restrictions include a requirement for residents to remain within 25km of their own homes and for individuals to check-in to their workplaces via QR code. Home visits remain barred and businesses such as gyms and indoor sporting stadiums are still closed, but restaurants are allowed to reopen at limited capacity and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people permitted.
Crown said Wednesday it will provide some payments to impacted staff during the ongoing suspension of gaming services.
“Crown Melbourne will continue to financially support staff who remain stood down, including the majority of gaming operational staff, by paying an additional discretionary payment,” it said. “This includes eligible casual staff.
“Crown Melbourne will continue to work closely with the Government and health authorities in Victoria and will respond to measures taken in relation to COVID-19.”
Crown had suspended all operations on Friday 28 May 2021 in response to Melbourne’s latest COVID-19 outbreak.