Home & Away halts filming

Seven soap is the latest to pause as a precautionary measure.

Filming on long-running Seven soap Home & Away has been suspended as a precautionary measure.

“Seven Studios advised today that it would halt filming of Home and Away immediately,” a Seven spokesperson said.

“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.”

Principal filming sites for the series are Seven’s Eveleigh headquarters and Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Update: Seven has also announced the show is out for 2 weeks due to The Latest at 7pm.

5 Responses

  1. I’ve worked on Home and Away and I can tell you that they film fifteen (15) weeks ahead at the very most. I agree with tomothyd that the show airing Monday-Friday as single episodes.

  2. Filming six months in advance compared to Neighbours’ three, H&A could continue airing without suspending broadcast for some time. They could go back to M-F broadcast too rather than M-Thurs now that AFL has been postponed.

  3. Don’t HAA film about 5 months ahead which is quite a manageable gap. In the UK the soaps are 6 to 8 weeks ahead so have cut down episode to 2 or 3 a week in stead of 5 or 6. Perhaps they will need to explore that. HAA also has their Olympixs break (if they happen) so also assists.

  4. 7 should extend their 6pm news to 90mins and save their H&A episodes coz it could be months before production can resume. In these times I’m sure an extra 30mins of news would rate well too.

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