Soaps face drastic changes forever, including no ads due to new coronavirus guidelines


Soaps such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders could be changed in the long run to meet new government guidelines.

In new documents from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it was said that the soaps could start filming again from June 1.

But this must take place behind closed doors and without “large-scale social contact”, which means no animated pub scenes or romantic scenes for a long time.

Official guidelines on locked out broadcasting will not be finalized until Friday, May 12.

EastEnders will air Monday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

All the soap operas have stopped shooting at the moment and are operating on a reduced schedule so as not to miss any episodes.

Corrie filmed episodes until July, so there may never be a need to air them.

Mirror Online asked representatives of Corrie and EastEnders to comment.

Coronation Street will be broadcast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The new directive of Sunday May 10 is as follows: “All workers who cannot work from home should go to work if their workplace is open”.

And those who open must “ensure that employees can stand two meters away from others and wash their hands regularly”.

An Emmerdale spokesperson said that she still stands by her initial statement which reads, “Our priority is the well-being and safety of all of our colleagues and all of those who work with us on our emissions and in our production.

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“Obviously, with everyone across the country, we are in an evolving and dynamic situation with regard to the coronavirus, so we are taking the appropriate measures.

“We have reviewed our established procedures and emergency plans and we are confident that we are able to continue our shooting schedule.

“With regard to our colleagues, our goal is to do everything we can to support everyone affected.

“We are keeping a close eye on the situation and putting our people first. “


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