Emmerdale and Coronation Avenue ‘pause’ filming due to pandemic

Emmerdale set
Emmerdale set

Filming on Emmerdale has been suspended for the previous week due to a coronavirus outbreak on set.

The cleaning soap, which is shot close to Leeds, halted manufacturing on 15 January after plenty of optimistic checks. An ITV spokeswoman declined to say what number of.

Filming will resume on Monday 25 January, and its broadcast schedule is not going to be affected, ITV mentioned.

In the meantime, Coronation Avenue will “pause” manufacturing for 2 weeks from Monday, however not due to an outbreak.

The Manchester-based cleaning soap’s cameras will cease rolling to permit its writers to vary some future storylines and scripts to make sure it’s possible to movie them inside present restrictions. The writers and crew have typically been making amendments at brief discover till now.

Like with Emmerdale, Coronation Avenue will be capable of proceed screening six episodes per week, ITV mentioned.

Coronation Street set
Coronation Avenue set

Each soaps reduce the variety of episodes that went on air after they halted filming final spring and summer time, however then went again as much as their standard six-episode weekly broadcast schedules.

“We paused filming on Emmerdale final week on account of some members of the workforce testing optimistic for Covid 19,” an ITV assertion mentioned.

“We have carried out correct observe and hint measures on these circumstances and undertook intensive cleansing of the manufacturing constructing, while reinforcing the well being and security protocols we’ve got in place.

“We’re returning to filming from this Monday, 25 January. This pause in filming could have no affect on our capacity to proceed to broadcast six episodes of Emmerdale every week.”

And a press release about its sister cleaning soap mentioned: “Coronation Avenue will pause filming from subsequent Monday, 25 January for 2 weeks to undertake some rewriting of tales and scripts as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We can even be taking the chance to evaluation all well being and security necessities to make sure we proceed to offer a protected working surroundings for the forged, crew and manufacturing workforce.

“This pause in filming will not have an effect on our capacity to ship six episodes of Coronation Avenue every week.”

Coronation Avenue has had no current optimistic coronavirus circumstances on set, a spokeswoman added.

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