A popular Dublin pub has taken the difficult decision to close after a number of their staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The Celt Bar on Talbot Street will be temporarily shutting its doors to the public as a precautionary measure.
They said that they will reopen once they have all the necessary measures in place for a safe reopening.
They said on Facebook: “We’re sorry to announce that as a result of a number of staff testing positive, we will be taking precautionary action and closing The Celt Bar.
“With the safety of both staff and customers in mind, we we will be carrying out all necessary measures to ensure a safe reopening when it is safe to do so.
“Keep an eye on our Facebook for further info. The Celt Team.”
Meanwhile, Irish pubs look set to reopen their doors for indoor dining as planned despite a surge in new Covid-19 cases, it has been reported.
The Delta variant has led to a huge rise in infections across the country, with thousands of new cases being confirmed each day.
However the government is expected to push ahead with the reopening of indoor dining for pubs, bars and restaurants, as it is not believed the new cases will put excessive pressure on the hospital system, the Irish Times reports.
Government leaders are expected to make a decision on the reopening of indoor dining for unvaccinated people on Wednesday.
Next Monday, July 26, was confirmed as the date for reopening by Leo Varadkar but a number of issues are yet to be ironed out.