In a bizarre turn of events, one UK TV show has decided not to shut down production completely and will continue to film, despite government and health officials administering stricter social distancing measures.
UK soap 'Hollyoaks' has made the decision to keep filming episodes, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK begins to increase. The soap have said that at the moment there is no need for them to postpone filming. However, they plan on cutting the number of episodes they air weekly down to three.
'Hollyoaks' press office told The Sun Online: "We are planning ahead to make sure 'Hollyoaks' stays on air for as long as possible.
"As we continue to monitor the current situation and follow PHE advice in order to continue filming safely for the time being, we will make changes to the schedule so that from March 30th 'Hollyoaks' episodes will be broadcast Monday to Wednesday on Channel 4 and E4.
"In the event that we have to take a break from filming, we will look to revisiting some favourite episodes from recent years so Hollyoaks fans don’t miss out."
The popular young adult soap is filmed at Lime Pictures in Liverpool and airs every week might on Channel 4 and E4.
The news comes just a day after BBC Studios decided to suspend filming on 'Eastenders', 'Holby City', and 'Casualty'. The UK government announced that all schools will close this Friday.