A Leicester city centre bar has today announced that it is closing temporarily after staff members tested positive for coronavirus.
Cocktail bar Sophy. posted a statement on its Facebook page today. It said: “We’re super sad that we have to say this given it’s Halloween but we have to close this week.
“Key members of our team have tested positive and we need to make sure we take the right steps for your health and safety. We will be conducting a deep clean of the venue over the course of the next week and can hopefully be open for next once our staff have isolated.”
The King Street bar launched in February 2020, in the building which was previously home to nightclub Sub8ten.
The design of the bar mixes botanical and industrial themes, with feature walls and indoor planting incorporated.
The classic cocktail menu features a 10-strong selection, which can be enjoyed as they would classically come, or with a Sophy. twist – such as an Espresso Martini with chilli, or a butterscotch White Russian.
There are also 10 ‘Lost’ cocktails, all of which are named after Leicester venues which are no more.
Sophy. is the latest Leicester venue to have to close due to staff members testing positive for Covid-19.
Last weekend, Leicester pubs The Salmon and The Marquis Wellington announced they had temporarily closed after a staff member at each had tested positive.
The Craddock Arms at Knighton is now also temporarily closed for the same reason.