Singapore IRs step up virus prevention measures

Singapore’s two integrated resorts have stepped up precautionary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, whilst rolling out promotions to draw more local visitors. 

According to local media, the two IRs have employed thermal scanners to scan all visitors entering the property – as well as twice-a-day temperature checks for staff.

The company has also increased the frequency of sanitization of common areas, as well as regular disinfection of gaming chips, tables and slot machines at casinos.

At Resorts World Sentosa, croupiers are required to sanitize their hands at the start and end of each game. 

Marina Bay Sands has suspended its light and water show Spectra, and has suspended any large scale events involving staff. 

There are also shorter operating hours at Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions including Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A Aquarium. 

These measures come during a time when both IRs have registered a drop in visitation across its gaming floor and retail spaces. 

Marina Bay Sands has rolled out promotions to draw in more local visitors, such as a weekday staycation package that includes a free room upgrade, breakfast and $50 dining credit from Feb 20 to April 29, whilst also offering complimentary parking to shoppers who spend more than $100 in specified periods.