Emmerdale and Coronation Street will start filming again in June with 2m rule and clever camera angles – The Sun

EMMERDALE and Coronation Street will resume filming in June after bosses agreed an action plan to make working conditions safe.

The ITV soaps stopped shooting on March 23 after the UK went into lockdown — with both reduced to three shows a week.

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However, insiders confirmed to The Sun production would begin in a matter of weeks — as it emerged both were running out of new episodes.

A source said: “ITV are sure they’ve come up with a solution to keep everyone safe.

“Production is starting up again in June. Emmerdale is being used as the benchmark for safety guidelines as they have a lot of space and it’s the perfect location to put the social distancing measures into practice. Everyone will be adhering to social ­distancing and scenes will be filmed with smaller groups.

“The teams will be able to film in certain ways which will minimise distancing. The scripting teams are working on creating storylines with fewer characters.”

An ITV spokeswoman said: “The health and wellbeing of our people and those who work with us has always been our highest priority. We are in the final ­stages of working with others across the industry on a return-to-production protocol and we’re in active discussions with the Government on this.”

Emmerdale is set to run out of new episodes this month while Corrie has enough for June.

Earlier this month the network’s director Kevin Lygo said: “ITV without soaps is barely ITV.

It comes two weeks after we revealed the BBC was resuming work on EastEnders.

The BBC’s director of yesterday confirmed the report.


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