Coronation Street denies plans to quarantine cast and crew in a hotel

Coronation Street has categorically denied reports that there is a plan in place to quarantine the cast and crew in a hotel if lockdown measures intensify again in Manchester.

A source claimed to The Sun that bosses were discussing the idea in order to keep the show on air – but of course, that would mean a huge number of people being away from their families and homes, not to mention the huge cost to ITV.

A spokesperson for the show told ‘There have been no discussions about cast or crew moving into a hotel.’

They added: ‘The new lockdown restrictions in Greater Manchester don’t affect the workplace.

‘We have measures in place that are working well and we will not have to change how we are filming.

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‘We continue to maintain our health and safety protocols to ensure everyone can work safely.’

The soap has started to address the pandemic in the episodes with characters discussing social distancing, landlady Jenny operating a delivery service from the pub, the absence of older characters being explained and, of course, Sally going everywhere wearing her marigolds.

They also pulled off what is believed to be the world’s first socially distanced stunt sequence that saw Gary hit by a car as he pushed Sarah to safety.

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