FILMING on Coronation Street was halted at the end of last week but has now resumed after a cast member tested positive for coronavirus.

Production stopped when the actor, who has not been named, found they had caught Covid-19.

They are now self-isolating at home and all those who have been working with the individual have been made aware.

As a result, all working areas of the set and communal areas for cast and crew have been given deep clean and filming resumed on Monday.

It is the latest blow to the beleaguered TV industry which has struggled to kickstart production on numerous shows after the lockdown.

A skeleton cast and crew returned to filming in early June on the Cobbles to ensure Corrie would not leave the screen for the first time in 60 years.

The output was at first reduced to just three episodes a week with two-metre sticks used to ensure actors were always aware of social distancing.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm a member of the Coronation Street team has tested positive for coronavirus.

"The protocols we have in place for such an eventuality have been implemented and the individual is now self isolating at home."

"Although we do not believe anyone has been within 2m of the individual, as a precaution, the production team who were working with the individual have been notified.

"In keeping with health and safety guidance, we have also undertaken an intensive clean of touch points in the cohort area where the individual was working and areas of the building they visited.

"We believe the situation has been contained and filming continued on Monday."