As lockdown in the UK gradually eases, various TV and film productions are looking to get back up and running - but on-set life is going to look a lot different than before.
The Government has reportedly been working with productions to establish industry-wide measures to get back in business while maintaining safe protocols.
So just how is the UK film and TV industry tackling a safe return to work? We've broken down the various approaches below.
Socially distanced sets
Coronation Street has resumed filming with social distancing in place, with no contact allowed between cast and crew.
ITV announced the beloved soap’s return in June with a video explaining how social distancing rules were being observed on set, with actors and crew members spaced apart from one another.
Crew members reportedly use their own designated equipment, while props and sets are regularly sanitised.
A cohort system ensures fixed crew members are assigned to specific studios and lots, with social distancing observed within each unit, and daily temperature checks taken on cast and crew.
Shows that require live audiences, such as Antiques Roadshow, will resume filming with a much smaller crowd taking part.
The show normally invites large crowds to take part, but this year, they’re inviting a small crowd to register the items they will bring along to various venues so that the show can continue safely.
Interested viewers can register on the BBC webpage for the show, and a small group of those who have expressed interest will be invited to attend certain events.
“Normally we welcome around 5,000 people to each Antiques Roadshow,” host Fiona Bruce told RadioTimes, “but of course in these extraordinary times we will have to do things very differently.
“We’ve come up with a new way to safely film the show yet still bring you amazing items and stories. I can’t wait to see what treasures you have hidden in your homes.”
The first British soap to return to filming was Emmerdale, with the show opting to directly address the current situation by writing it into the show.
The production team returned in May to film six new episodes following key characters during lockdown.
ITV said the episodes were being filmed with a smaller crew to ensure social distancing measures were kept in place.
The ITV health and safety team reportedly worked with the Government to adopt industry-wide measures to safely return to filming.
Face masks, temperature checks and hazard tape are among the measures Emmerdale adopted, while two-metre poles are held between cast and crew to ensure they remain the correct distance apart on set.
EastEnders revealed they would return with shorter, 20-minute episodes, with the BBC One drama also observing strict social distancing measures.
Jon Sen, Executive Producer of EastEnders, said: “Resuming production is incredibly exciting and challenging in equal measure.
“Since we postponed filming we’ve been working non-stop trialling techniques, filming methods and new ways of working so that we can return to screens four times a week – as EastEnders should be.
“Filming will inevitably be a more complex process now so creating 20 minute episodes will enable us to ensure that when we return, EastEnders will still be the show the audience know and love.”
Some crew members have experience in socially distant filming after working on the BBC’s latest Talking Heads series, filmed in lockdown.
EastEnders announced their return with a behind-the-scenes video, revealing actors were tasked with doing their own make-up, and had to observe social distancing on set.
Some major film stars will be granted quarantine exemptions to return to filming blockbusters in the UK, so long as the productions maintain smaller crews that stay in isolated bubbles.
In a press release, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced the government will allow “small numbers of essential cast and crew” to travel to the UK without having to quarantine for 14 days.
The individuals must live and work in bubbles consisting only of their accommodation and filming locations.
Dowden said he spoke to Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise about the resumption of filming for the new sequels, which were filming in the UK until lockdown.
“The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain,” said Dowden.
“We want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again.”
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The show would normally resume around September, but its launch is expected to be slightly delayed this year - though the BBC previously confirmed the professional dancers would start rehearsing remotely in late July.
A statement said: “The Strictly Come Dancing team are doing everything they can to bring the nation plenty of Strictly magic later this year.
“To ensure we deliver the high standards audiences know and love, and in light of the ongoing considerations around Covid-19, this year’s series of Strictly will have a slightly shorter run than usual.
“The safety of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us and further updates will be made in due course.”
Health and safety spending
Jurassic World: Dominion was the first major blockbuster to resume filming in the UK, with Universal studios reportedly carving out a budget for stringent safety measures.
The studio has reportedly budgeted US$5 million (£3.9m) to implement rigorous safety protocols on set, according to Deadline.
Cast and crew will reportedly be tested for coronavirus before returning to work, and repeat tests are expected throughout production.