Although the cast and crew are now back filming, Inside Soap has revealed that Holby City will be airing its last episode for the time being next week (August 11) as it goes on hiatus again.
Holby will then be off-air until later in the year, after finally running out of episodes that had been filmed before the UK-wide lockdown that began in March.
The soap previously took a break back in April before returning on June 2 to ensure an even spread of continuing dramas on the BBC over the summer.
It's not all bad news though, as the team are already back in the studio to film an upcoming special episode that will see the hospital come up against the inevitable challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The virus is set to be an ongoing theme when the series returns (with shorter, 40-minute episodes), which BBC Studios' Head of Continuing Drama Kate Oates has promised will be a "battle" for Maxine McGerry (Jo Martin) and her staff.
"It's with great pleasure that we open the doors at Elstree, to welcome back the exceptional cast and crew of Holby City," she said as the series resumed shooting.
"We have some compelling stories to tell as we explore how the lives of our characters have been changed since the start of the pandemic – and how our heroes battle against the odds, come what may."
Holby City continues tonight (August 4) at 8pm on BBC One.
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