EastEnders, Coronation Road and Emmerdale verify filming WILL proceed throughout third COVID-19 lockdown… after resuming manufacturing with strict social distancing measures
- In a press release an EastEnders consultant informed MailOnline: ‘In accordance with the federal government pointers, EastEnders will proceed filming throughout lockdown’
- An ITV spokesperson informed MailOnline that each Coronation Road and Emmerdale are ‘persevering with to movie in accordance with authorities pointers’
- In March filming for the UK’s greatest soaps was suspended as a result of COVID-19 pandemic
- Filming progressively resumed over the summer season with strict social distancing measures in place, although some soaps have decreased their weekly episodes
- It comes simply hours after Hollyoaks confirmed they’d be returning to airing 5 episodes per week, after airing 4 episodes since September
The soaps confirmed manufacturing will proceed regardless of the introduction of recent restrictions, after resuming filming with strict social measures over the summer season.
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced England can be positioned in lockdown as soon as once more to try to curb the rise in coronavirus instances, with all colleges and non-essential companies ordered to shut.
The cleaning soap will go on! Coronation Road, EastEnders (pictured) and Emmerdale have confirmed that filming will not be affected by the federal government’s third COVID-19 lockdown
An EastEnders consultant informed MailOnline: ‘In accordance with the federal government pointers, EastEnders will proceed filming throughout lockdown.
‘Manufacturing will proceed to strictly adhere to the social distancing and security measures in place.’
An ITV spokesperson additionally confirmed to MailOnline that each Coronation Road and Emmerdale are ‘persevering with to movie in accordance with authorities pointers.’
Whereas Hollyoaks are but to verify whether or not filming will proceed, Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for digital, tradition, media and sport, stated manufacturing on movie and TV is allowed to proceed throughout lockdown.
Enterprise as ordinary: The soaps confirmed manufacturing will proceed regardless of the introduction of recent restrictions, after resuming filming with strict social measures (Emmerdale pictured)
That is primarily on account of units have strict social distancing and testing measures in place, making them far safer then through the first lockdown in March.
He tweeted: ‘For the humanities/artistic sectors, this implies it’s best to earn a living from home until you possibly can’t – exemptions embody for coaching and rehearsal of performances, recording studios and movie & TV manufacturing.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Hollyoaks for remark.
The entire UK’s greatest soaps had been compelled to droop manufacturing in March as COVID-19 instances elevated, and in a bid to ration episodes that had already been filmed, many decreased their weekly broadcasts.
The brand new regular: The entire UK’s greatest soaps had been compelled to droop manufacturing in March, and progressively resumed filming over the summer season (Corrie filming pictured)
Coronation Road and Emmerdale aired simply three episodes per week, whereas EastEnders and Hollyoaks decreased to 2.
Emmerdale was the primary to renew filming in Could with a sequence of lockdown-themed episodes, whereas Corrie stars returned to set in June.
This meant each ITV soaps had been capable of proceed airing and not using a hole within the tv schedule, and have each since returned to airing six episodes per week.
Return! Whereas Corrie and Emmerdale continued airing and not using a hole within the schedule, EastEnders was compelled to take a three-month break earlier than filming resumed
EastEnders resumed filming in July, and have used intelligent enhancing measures, stand-ins and perspex screens to cover the usage of social distancing throughout filming.
Solid members even have their temperature checked and are ordered to repeatedly sanitise their arms throughout filming.
The BBC cleaning soap was compelled to take a three-month break from screens as a result of delay in filming, and since returning in September has aired 4 occasions per week, with shortened episodes.
Hollyoaks resumed filming in July, after reducing down to only two episodes per week, and after going off-air that month returned in September, airing 4 episodes per week.
Strict: Solid members have adhered to strict social distancing measures since filming resumed, with temperature checks and common sanitising in place