Amusement Centres, Billard Saloons and other entertainment venues can reopen on July 4 : SPF



More entertainment venues will reopen on July 4


According to SPF website, the following venues will be allowed to open from 4 July 2020

  • Amusement Centres
  • Computer Games Centres
  • Billard Saloons
  • Paintball Game Centres 
  • Axe Throwing Centres
For the moment, Movie Theatres and Karaoke studios are not on the list


This would mean the likes of Cow Play Cow Moo and Play United would reopen its doors. Woo Hoo!

 If you cannot wait for July 4, check out our arcade videos here



While we are eager to return, we will most likely head down during off-peak periods.  For added protection, we will be donning both masks and gloves to play!

For the opening, the operators must comply with COVID-19 measures. The measures are as follows

  1. Specific to amusement centres 
    • The number of persons within the premises must comply with the occupancy limit of one person per 10 square metres (sqm) of Gross Floor Area (GFA).
    • Game machines must be placed sufficiently far apart with clear demarcation of a space around each machine meant for a group of up to five customers using it to ensure they maintain a safe distance of at least one metre away from other groups of customers and no mixing of different groups of customers.If a series of game machines are attached together, there must be demarcation for alternate machines not to be used, such that safe distancing can be maintained.
    • Queue lines must be clearly demarcated for each game machine, to ensure at least one metre spacing between customers or groups of customers.
    • Game machines and tokens must be cleaned and disinfected between peak periods, and at the end of the day.
    • For amusement centres with unique concepts [e.g. virtual reality (VR) and escape rooms]:
      • All used equipment must be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each session for each customer, before the next customer uses them.This also applies if the equipment is transferred from one customer to another during a game.
      • Safe distancing must be maintained at all times, by clearly demarcating spaces at least one metre apart for each group of up to five customers at common areas, and limiting the use of each room to a group of up to five customers at any time, with no mixing of different groups of customers.

  2. Specific to computer games centres 
    • The number of persons within the premises must comply with the occupancy limit of one person per 10 sqm of GFA.
    • Safe distancing must be maintained at all times, by maintaining at least one metre spacing between tables/terminals, and clearly demarcating alternate tables/terminals not to be used.
    • Computer equipment and terminals must be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each session for each customer, before the next customer uses them.

  3. Specific to snooker / billiard saloons
    • The number of persons within the premises must be capped at 50 persons or 25% of its original capacity measured by the premises’ occupancy load, whichever is lower, at any time.
    • Safe distancing between customers must be maintained at all times, by maintaining at least one metre spacing between tables, and clearly demarcating alternate tables not to be used.
    • All equipment (such as cue sticks, balls, and tables etc) must be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each session for each customer, before the next customer uses them.Customers must not exchange cue sticks during the game.

  4. Specific to paintball game centres 
    • The number of persons within the premises must be capped at 50 persons or 25% of its original capacity measured by the premises’ occupancy load (within the indoor premises), whichever is lower, at any time.
    • .All individuals must wear a mask at all times within the premises, unless the individual is participating in a paintball game.
    • All customers must be separated by at least 2 metres from each other during a paintball game.
    • Safe distancing must be maintained at all times, by clearly demarcating spaces for each group of up to five customers for paintball games, and alternate lanes of at least one metre apart to be used for target paintball shooting.There should be no mixing between different groups of customers at all times.
    • Queue lines must be clearly demarcated for each lane for target paintball shooting, to ensure at least one metre spacing between customers or groups of customers.
    • All paintball equipment (e.g. paintball guns, vest, and facial masks) must be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each session for each customer, before the next customer uses them.This also applies if any equipment is transferred from one customer to another during a paintball game, or target paintball shooting.

  5. Specific to axe-throwing centre 
    • The number of persons within the premises must comply with the occupancy limit of one person per 10 sqm of GFA.
    • Safe distancing must be maintained at all times, by clearly demarcating alternate lanes of at least one metre apart to be used.
    • .Queue lines must be clearly demarcated for each axe-throwing lane, to ensure at least one metre spacing between customers or groups of customers.
    • Axes and related equipment must be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each session for each customer, before the next customer uses them.This also applies if the axe or related equipment is transferred from one customer to another during a game.



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