ITV’s Catchphrase will resume filming in July, the first of the broadcaster’s entertainment shows to do so.
STV Productions, which produces the show, said it has implemented a number of protocols in order for production to restart, including online health declaration forms; physical changes to the set, galleries and make up rooms; the creation of working ‘bubble’ groups; staggered start times and changes to the catering service.
Crew will maintain safe social distancing and contributors and crew will all have their temperatures checked on a daily basis throughout the filming period. Cleaning and sanitisation of studios and filming areas will happen on a daily basis and equipment will be assigned to individual crew members.
The show will resume filming without an audience.
STV Production’s creative director, entertainment, Gary Chippington said “The wellbeing of our people and contributors is our priority and the production team have been working tirelessly to make sure we’re all working in a safe environment. A number of measures have been put in place and social distancing will be adhered to. We’re thrilled to be going back into studio.”