PantiBar to postpone reopening indoor service until most of its staff are vaccinated
Pantibar and Pennylane have said they will remain closed for patrons inside but will continue to serve them outside.
Popular Dublin bar PantiBar has announced it is postponing reopening indoor service until most of its young staff are vaccinated.
In a post on social media, Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, said this will also apply to PantiBar's sister bar Pennylane.
Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that indoor dining will partially return on Monday, 26 July.
He made the comments to reporters after Cabinet signed off on the reopening of indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants for people vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19.
However, Pantibar and Pennylane have said they will remain closed for patrons inside but will continue to serve customers outside.
O'Neill said: "Right now, most of our young staff are not fully vaccinated and, with their safety in mind, we have decided that - for now - we will not reopen indoor service.
"Hopefully in just a couple more weeks, most of the staff will be vaccinated and we will reopen indoor service then.
"In the meantime, we will continue to welcome you to our outdoor spaces.
"Thank you for your continued understanding and patience."
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT INDOOR SERVICE AT PANTIBAR & PENNYLANE in light of today's Government decision to allow indoor service from Monday pic.twitter.com/q0X8JibX37
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) July 21, 2021