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EastEnders bosses have ‘crisis talks over how to deal with coronavirus filming issues when production on the BBC soap recommences in June’

Crisis meetings have recently been held by EastEnders executives about how they can handle problems with coronavirus shooting as production picks up again.

The BBC drama shooting was suspended in March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the voluntary commitment to the moral distancing policy of the government.

But with news the cast is due to return to work in June, series bosses have sought to sort out how shooting will take place while sticking to the constraints

At some stage, shooting will need to resume, and bosses say June is the benchmark.

‘With strict social isolation and extra security on the set, they believe EastEnders might make the transition.’ But they understand the wellbeing and welfare of the cast and crew is paramount and should the lockout constraints be increased, shooting will not take place, of course.’ The source added that the bosses of the soap said that if production will ‘resume safely,’ it can ‘move forward.’

MailOnline has contacted EastEnders reps for comment. It was announced in March that EastEnders shooting was halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and intended to slash its weekly number of episodes to only two in an attempt to ‘limit’ its filmed content.

In a statement shared by the BBC, he said: ‘Given Covid-19’s release, it was agreed that shooting on EastEnders would be delayed until further notice after much thought. ‘The announcement was taken after the latest report from the Ministry. We will continue to track the latest reports and recommendations from the WHO and Public Health England.

‘We have agreed to limit the number of episodes that we air each week to two so that we will ensure that the public will continue to experience EastEnders in their homes for as long as possible.’ Referring to their scripted series Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders, Holby City, Pobol y Cwm, and River City, the company said: ‘In view of the distribution of Covid-19, after much thought.

‘The announcement was taken after the latest report from the Ministry. We will continue to track the latest reports and recommendations from WHO and public health organizations.’

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