Home and Away star Sam Frost to be temporarily written out of soap

Home and Away star Sam Frost has confirmed that she will be off screens for a short period of time, but will definitely be back.

The production company for the Summer Bay soap is introducing a compulsory vaccination rule from January 10 for its cast, crew, and presenters. Frost, who plays Jasmine Delaney and is currently unvaccinated against COVID-19, plans to be fully vaccinated by late February.

In a new Instagram Story, the actor said that her upcoming absence will only be "temporary", adding that the decision for the vaccination delay is down to the fact that she has a medical procedure scheduled.

Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5
Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5

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"I'm not leaving Home & Away," Frost told her followers earlier this week.

"I've got a medical procedure booked in for January. So I won't be fully vaxxed until mid-late February. I will be written out temporarily, Jazzy is going on an off-screen adventure for a few weeks.. but I'll be back."

Frost also praised the show bosses for being understanding.

"My bosses are amazing, we've been in open communication for months," she said. "Very grateful we were able to make a plan that works for everyone."

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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Last week, a spokesperson for Seven Productions explained: "To provide the safest possible work environment for cast, crew and presenters, Seven Productions have made the decision to only engage those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, taking effect in January next year.

"Seven strongly encourages vaccination to protect our people, their colleagues and their families."

No storyline details for how Jasmine will be temporarily written out have been revealed yet.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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