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The set of Peaky Blinders recently scared the crap out of Covid (Photo: /Caryn Mandabach Productions).
Peaky Blinders bosses are under investigation for possible Covid 19 violations after a member of the team recently tested false positive.
Last week it was announced that production on the sixth season, which only started in January due to pandemic restrictions, was halted after a member of the cast was falsely found to be positive for the coronavirus.
The employee was reportedly asked to isolate himself from those he came into contact with after taking the NHS test, and executives stated that admission was delayed pending the results of a second test.
A spokesman for the show said: According to protocol, this person passed the NHS test and anyone who had contact with him isolated themselves – the safety of our team at Peaky Blinders is paramount.
Although the second test turned out to be negative, sources say production continued for some time after the false-positive test while an unnamed team member waited for the results.
The source also claims that the employees were not informed of the false positive test.
The new season is in production (Photo: /Caryn Mandabach Productions/Anthony Byrne)
The Guardian accuses the show’s producers of putting some of the crew at risk. The source says the shooting continued for several hours after the incident until another staff member discovered them and stopped.
According to the report, crew members are unhappy and others do not want to continue filming Peaky Blinders.
Following the allegations, the union Bectu confirmed in a statement to the publication that it was investigating the allegations.
Spencer MacDonald, one of their national secretaries, said: Safety protocols are in place to ensure a safe working environment for the cast and crew.
The production had to inform everyone immediately and stop recording. Otherwise, such an omission could have contributed to the spread of the virus. We are currently waiting for a response from production.
When the cast, including newcomer Stephen Graham, and crew returned to the set earlier this year, it was confirmed that strict security measures had been put in place to ensure everyone’s well-being during the ongoing pandemic.
The statement reads as follows: The Peaky Blinders production team developed extensive production protocols to ensure that the series was filmed safely and responsibly during a global pandemic, in accordance with government guidelines.
This comes after Steven Knight, the creator of the series, confirmed that the new series will be the last.
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Piki is back, and with a bang, he announced. After being forced to postpone production due to the Covid pandemic, the family finds itself in an extremely precarious position, and the stakes have never been higher.
He added: We think this will be the best series yet, and we’re sure our wonderful fans will enjoy it. With the TV series coming to an end, the story will continue in a different form.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Peaky Blinders for comment.
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