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Coronavirus Australia: Home And Away prepares to resume filming

Temperature checks, no outside shoots and social distancing in the scripts: Home And Away sets strict measures in place to resume filming after coronavirus shutdown

Home And Away will resume filming on May 25 at the Seven Network studios at Eveleigh, Sydney, a new report revealed on Monday. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, the long running soap will set in place strict measures to ensure the safety of their cast and crew.   

They include temperature checks and scripts being rewritten to work in social distancing.

Careful: Home And Away will resume filming on May 25 at the Seven Network studios at Eveleigh, Sydney. According to The Daily Telegraph, the long running soap will set in place strict measures to ensure the safety of their cast and crew. Pictured: The cast 

A Channel Seven spokesperson told the paper: ‘A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for the cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers. 

‘The measures include temperature check on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules.’ 

Actors will be able to socially distance on set thanks to some clever rewrites, the spokesperson continued. 

A Channel Seven spokesperson told the paper: 'A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for the cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers.' Pictured: Ray Meagher who plays Alf Stewart on the soap

A Channel Seven spokesperson told the paper: ‘A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for the cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers.’ Pictured: Ray Meagher who plays Alf Stewart on the soap

‘Scripts will also be reworked to reduce closer contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all,’ the statement said. 

Outside shoots have also been canned for now, with filming at Sydney’s Palm Beach on hold. 

Production was shut down in March over coronavirus fears, with Channel Seven saying that the health and wellbeing of the cast and crew was a priority, and filming would be halted.

They added: 'The measures include temperature check on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules.' Pictured: Emily Symons who plays Marilyn Chambers

They added: ‘The measures include temperature check on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules.’ Pictured: Emily Symons who plays Marilyn Chambers

‘Seven Studios advised today that it would halt filming of Home and Away immediately,’ a Seven spokesperson said in a statement to TV Tonight.   

‘It confirmed that no cast or crew had tested positive for COVID-19, but that the decision was made due to the increasing logistical hurdles related to the COVID-19 situation,’ a Channel Seven spokesperson said.

Episodes are expected to remain on air given the show films several months in advance.  

Apart: 'Scripts will also be reworked to reduce closer contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all,' the statement said. Pictured: Lynne McGranger who plays Irene Roberts

Apart: ‘Scripts will also be reworked to reduce closer contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all,’ the statement said. Pictured: Lynne McGranger who plays Irene Roberts

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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