It has been announced that Australian soap Home and Away will resume filming later this month.

In a statement to Australia's Daily Telegraph, broadcaster Channel 7 said: "Home and Away will resume filming on May 25 at Seven's [parent network] studios. This follows a seven-week break that was implemented as a precautionary response to COVID-19 but also included Easter holidays.

"A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers. The measures include temperature checks on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules. 

"Scripts will also be reworked to reduce close contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all."

Rival Australian soap Neighbours resumed filming last month under social distancing protocols. 

Home and Away and Neighbours air weekdays on RTÉ One and RTÉ2. Catch up on both on the RTÉ Player.

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