Ontario is officially lifting COVID capacity limits for bars, restaurants, and gyms starting Monday. It is part of the province’s plan to move out of Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening phase.
And Casino Rama looks forward to welcoming more guests.
A late Friday announcement
The Ontario government has given the OK for venues to return to 100% capacity. And Casino Rama is ready for action.
Last Friday, the announcement came when provincial officials revealed the removal of capacity limits for indoor (and outdoor) concert venues.
The province consulted with Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, on the decision.
According to Robert Mitchell, director of communications and public affairs at Gateway Casinos, Casino Rama is looking forward to the change. “Obviously, this is exciting news for us. We want to make it happen as soon as possible.”
“There are a lot of moving parts to this,” Mitchell added. “We need to find out what talent is out there and when we can bring them to the venue.”
Removing capacity limits allows the casino to hold large concerts and special events again. And it’s a big deal—the casino’s concert venue hasn’t been at capacity since March 2020.
As Ontario lifts COVID capacity limits in restaurants, gyms, and casinos, it is potentially good news for Rama Casino. From now on, casino staff will have to ask visitors for proof of vaccination before they can enter the venue.
But, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment can start scheduling talent to perform.
CasinoRama’s entertainment zone features 5,000 seats, with a capacity to host bigger events. And although the casino prepares to open its venue fully, it may take time for patrons to return.
Casino Rama will still have to keep safety measures in place, and individuals will be required to mask up. Visitors will also need to undergo regular screening before entering and have their information collected for contact tracing.
The casino is ready to recall some furloughed staff to help facilitate the reopening of the entertainment centre.