I believe these episodes are meant to be set before lockdown hence picking up where they left off. I did wonder about the scene with Gabby and Leanna as they mentioned not much to do and only going out for a walk.
I think the first scene in the Dingles was filmed after lockdown, they all seemed far apart and Bradley's (Vinny) hair looked like it was in the lockdown episode, Perhaps that is why Lisa Riley had a towel over her hair in that scene. Karen Blick's (Lydia) hair is usually tied back on screen anyway. The later scene they did seem to be very close to each other and Vinny's hair looked a bit different.
The hotel scenes would have been filmed before lockdown as Milie was there and they were all very close together when the policeman was there in reception. Its possible the final scene in the carpark could have been done after lockdown as we did not see Millie and Andrea. Of course the old Emmerdale studios were used, before they moved to the main YTV building, for the hotel scenes which is now used for the 'Emmerdale Studio Experience', the reception desk and café at the studio experience were used as the hotel reception and restaurant respectively.
It was obvious I agree that some scenes were filmed after lockdown, especially the scenes with Moria and her new love interest in the shop and then the scene with Rhona and Nate (Nate had a hat on probably to hide a different hair style). I think the scene with Jamie and Belle was done after lockdown too as they looked far apart, Jamie appears to have a tan as well and hair looks a bit shorter.
Overall I thought it was very well done given the circumstances. Yes some things do seem a bit unusual but we do have to just accept it for now. The announcer also made a point about saying some scenes were filmed before social distancing.
Last edited by Jez on 29 June 2020 9:15pm