Home and Aways Lynne McGranger shares how soap is coping with strict Australian lockdown

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Home and Away star Lynne McGranger has revealed the strict Covid measures the soap has taken to be able to keep the cameras rolling during Australia's strict lockdown.

Most of the country is now back under restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus, including Sydney where Lynne lives, but the Irene Roberts star explained how she and the cast were managing to stay at work.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Tuesday's This Morning, Lynne said: "When we first went into lockdown about a month ago, we had a designated two-week production break anyway. Unfortunately, during that time things got worse and we had the email sent out we're not going back to work."

The cast ended up being away from filming for another two weeks but are now back on set – despite lockdown not having been lifted.


Lynne said: "I think they've moved heaven and earth, obviously extremely Covid safe and we're getting tested every second day in the studio. Everybody has to wear masks to whole time, except for when they roll up and the actors take their masks off and we get on with it and then put their masks back on again.

"They want to keep the show rolling because we have audiences all over the world who are keen to keep watching Summer Bay, which Covid has not touched, I might say."

Lynne also shared her frustrations that some people did not seem to be sticking to the lockdown restrictions.


She said: "They're pretty strict, we've had to bring in the army. The police were trying to keep people at home. For goodness sake just stay the hell at home. If you haven't got to go to a doctor's appointment or go out for a walk for an hour or go and get your veggies and your meat, just stay at home.

"But unfortunately we have people going to their family members' places and they're infecting people and our elderly are dying…it's really quite serious and our vaccination programmes are extremely slack."

Lynne said that she and her partner are double vaxxed, but added: "We are by far in the minority at the moment. I may have called anti-vaxxers flat-earthers, but that's a whole other conversation."

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