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SkyCity Adelaide implements Covid-19 vaccination mandate

| By Richard Mulligan
SkyCity Adelaide has announced that Covid-19 vaccination will be a requirement for entry to all of its venues from next month.

From 10 February, all employees and patrons will need to show proof of full vaccination or a medical exemption to enter SkyCity Adelaide. These venues include the South Australia venue’s casino, hotel and bars and restaurants, which already require wearing face masks, physical distancing and QR code check-in.

Customers will be required to show their Covid-19 digital certificate on their smart device or provide photo identification with a printed certificate. Official medical exemptions will need to be provided by unvaccinated patrons prior to entry.

SkyCity Adelaide continues to operate under a South Australia Health-approved Covid Management Plan and is currently restricted to operating at one person per four square metres across the entire property.

David Christian, SkyCity Australia’s chief operating officer, said: “As one of Adelaide’s largest single-site entertainment venues, and as a significant employer, we need to take measures to help keep everyone safe.

“While we have existing robust health and safety measures in place to limit the risk of exposure to Covid-19, public health information and research confirms that Covid-19 vaccines provide the best protection for our employees and customers.

“SkyCity has been significantly impacted by the outbreak and we have been encouraging our people to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. We would like to thank our highly valued employees and customers for their understanding.”

SkyCity Adelaide’s full vaccination requirement will cover all employees, customers, hotel guests, contractors and visitors at its venues. It is designed to protect visitors from the effects of the novel coronavirus, as well as minimising the risk of transmission on site.

The SkyCity Adelaide casino has 90 gaming tables and 950 gaming machines.

Last year SkyCity CEO Michael Ahearne announced that Covid-19 vaccine certificates would be mandatory at all SkyCity venues throughout New Zealand.

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