First look as Coronation Street cast film socially distanced scenes 2m apart on the cobbles – The Sun

CORONATION Street has shared a first look as the cast returned to set for filming, shooting socially distanced scenes two metres apart on the cobbles.

The stars went back to Weatherfield after all production came to a halt back in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to new guidelines filming was able to start back up this week, with health and safety measures in place.

In a sneak peek at how things have changed, the team can be seen keeping their distance as they stand separately on the set.

Some are wearing face masks for extra protection, and there is yellow tape around the edge of sets to prevent showrunners from breaking the barrier.

The cameramen can be seen using extended equipment, allowing them to remain far away from the stars while shooting goes on.

There is also a reduced amount of crew on set, with Corrie bosses keeping the amount of people in the studios to a minimum.

Star Andy Whyment previously sent fans into a frenzy when he shared a glimpse of his script on Instagram as he prepared to return to work for the first time in three months.

The actor, who plays Kirk Sutherland, shared his excitement at getting back to business with the ITV soap, with Andy's co-star Alan Halsall also posting a snap of the script to his social media page.

Stars were spotted heading to the studio for filming earlier this week, having previously attended a safety induction that highlighted the new measures that have been put in place.

Emmerdale was the first soap to resume filming after lockdown rules loosened, with the cast returning at the end of May.

Pictures obtained by The Sun Online previously showed the level of precaution ITV bosses are taking to ensure the smooth running of the soap, which includes going through a medical screening tent where their health will be assessed before continuing to the set.

Meanwhile, EastEnders has confirmed The Sun Online's report that it will go off air later this month as plans for filming to start up again are yet to be finalised.

And earlier this week, Hollyoaks bosses confirmed that they will begin shooting again next month.

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