SkyCity venues close temporarily as New Zealand locks down again
| By Nosa Omoigui
SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the temporary closure of its Auckland and Hamilton venues and its Queenstown casino and entertainment facilities in line with New Zealand government Covid-19 protocols.
The indefinite closure begins at 11:59 today as the affected regions enter Covid-19 alert level 4. The measures follow a single positive Covid-19 case in the Auckland community.
Auckland and Coromandel are expected to remain at level 4 for seven days, while the rest of New Zealand will be at the same level for three days. SkyCity’s Auckland hotel will remain open in order to accommodate existing guests.
The company’s Adelaide property in Australia – which underwent its own temporary closure last month – will be unaffected by the changes, and will continue to operate while maintaining social distancing and hygiene requirements.
Prior to the venue closures, SkyCity had forecast an increase in profit for its 2021 financial year.