BBC confirms two EastEnders team members have tested positive for Covid

The BBC has confirmed that two team members working on EastEnders have tested positive for coronavirus.

The BBC said the positive tests occurred in separate incidents and both staff members are self-isolating at home.

However, filming of the soap has not been disrupted.

Both cast and crew at EastEnders are continuing to abide by social distancing guidelines with the use of screens, body doubles and computer-generated imagery to film intimate moments.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We can confirm that two members of the EastEnders team have tested positive for coronavirus and they are now self-isolating at home following the latest Government guidelines.

“We have rigorous protocols in place to manage Covid-19 as the safety of all those involved in the production is paramount.”

The BBC soap halted production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic with episodes dropping off television screens for the first time in 35 years.

With new safety protocols filming resumed in June including social distancing between cast members, and the soap returned to TV last month.

Although EastEnders isn’t the only television show to experience problems as filming the Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special was delayed this month when crew members tested positive.

Filming on Coronation Street was also disrupted in September after an unnamed cast member tested positive.

EastEnders airs every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One.

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