Oak Bay’s Penny Farthing Pub has temporarily closed its doors after a COVID-19 exposure.
The pub, located on Oak Bay Avenue confirmed on social media that a COVID-19 exposure occurred on its premises.
The exposure was not deemed high-risk, however, based on input from Island Health, owners of the restaurant opted to close until Wednesday, June 16th as a “professional deep clean” is completed.
The restaurant closed on Saturday, June 12th but the date of the exposure was not released, however, it is believed the exposure occurred between Jun 4th and 10th.
Vis-à-Vis, located next to the pub, was also closed as a precaution.
On Monday morning, another pub in James Bay announced it had experienced a COVID-19 exposure and would also close for deep cleaning.
The Bent Mast pub, located on Toronto Street, said a staff member who also works at Penny Farthing Pub had tested positive for COVID-19.
The restaurant also closed over the weekend and is scheduled to reopen on June 16th.
The news of the exposure warnings comes after the BC government announced that the province would shift to Stage 2 of the reopening plan that would allow liquor sales at restaurants and pubs to run until midnight.