Good news from Seven’s camp today with Home & Away set to resume filming later this month.
Production was suspended in late March due to pandemic restrictions.
A Seven spokesperson said in a statement, “Home and Away will resume filming on May 25 at Seven’s studios. This follows a seven-week break that was implemented as a precautionary response to COVID-19 but also included Easter holidays.
“A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers. The measures include temperature checks on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules.
“Scripts will also be reworked to reduce close contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all.”
Georgie Parker recently told TV Tonight, “It’s all to do with when restrictions will be lessened. We were working right up until about (four) and a half weeks ago and we were doing really well. We had adjusted filming in a very effective manner, adhering to as much spatial distancing as was possible.”
She added, “You can’t do a classic two-shot because you can’t have people standing that close to each other. So then everything is about cheating the distance with camera angles, and then it’s about staggering people in the frame.”
This follows Neighbours resuming filming in late April at its Nunawading site, for which it has attracted global media coverage.
While Home & Away is yet to confirm location work, production restart on both soaps puts Australia ahead of UK soaps.
Source: The Daily Telegraph.