The Star Entertainment Group is going to recall staff at its casinos in Sydney and Brisbane after the state governments announced easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Group is expecting an increase in business from next week. Star Sydney will be able to increase its maximum capacity from just 1800 guests currently to 10,000 from December 7 with the removal of a 300-patron cap per area. The NSW government has also eased a rule restricting hospitality venues to one person per four square meters of floor area, with one person per two square meters permitted from Monday.
In Queensland, where Star operates The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane, the one person per two square meter rule has also come into play from 1 December 2020, while restrictions on the use of slot machines and gaming tables have been removed.
Every gaming machine can now be utilised and the number of people allowed per gaming table has increased from four to seven. Alcohol can also now be consumed while standing.
“The easing in operating restrictions across all three properties will enable us to welcome back additional employees as well as an increased number of our members and guests to safe and entertaining environments,” Star said.