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alexjac0788 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Social distancing is probably here to stay for a while yet


I wouldn't be so sure. It's something that simply can't be sustained in the long term.
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Flux London London
Social distancing is probably here to stay for a while yet


I wouldn't be so sure. It's something that simply can't be sustained in the long term.


It has to be though. Whether people stick to it day to day or get fed up and let it slip is a different matter, but until there’s a vaccine or wide and accurate antibody testing then the official social distancing rules will have to be in place. Broadcasters/TV shows will absolutely have to keep adhering on screen even if the general public start getting complacent with them.

It doesn’t really affect GMB in general though - it’s one of those shows where social distancing actually is sustainable, especially at 1 metre plus - as the set is big enough to allow for alternate areas to be used if they decide to bring back a third presenter.
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chris Granada North West Today
Flux posted:
Social distancing is probably here to stay for a while yet


I wouldn't be so sure. It's something that simply can't be sustained in the long term.


It has to be though. Whether people stick to it day to day or get fed up and let it slip is a different matter, but until there’s a vaccine or wide and accurate antibody testing then the official social distancing rules will have to be in place. Broadcasters/TV shows will absolutely have to keep adhering on screen even if the general public start getting complacent with them.

It doesn’t really affect GMB in general though - it’s one of those shows where social distancing actually is sustainable, especially at 1 metre plus - as the set is big enough to allow for alternate areas to be used if they decide to bring back a third presenter.


Don’t really want to turn this thread into a Covid-thread but you are simply wrong. New Zealand has ditched social-distancing because its virus-levels are low, not because there’s a vaccine or an anti-body testing scheme. There may never be a vaccine - staying socially distant for the rest of our lives is neither sustainable nor desirable. We instead need to get the infect rate so low and a reliable test-and-trace system to stamp out new outbreaks.

Anyway, back to GMB. The Lord Grade interview is embarrassing - why didn’t a producer check what he might have to say? They set themselves up for an open goal.
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Flux London London
chris posted:
Flux posted:

I wouldn't be so sure. It's something that simply can't be sustained in the long term.


It has to be though. Whether people stick to it day to day or get fed up and let it slip is a different matter, but until there’s a vaccine or wide and accurate antibody testing then the official social distancing rules will have to be in place. Broadcasters/TV shows will absolutely have to keep adhering on screen even if the general public start getting complacent with them.

It doesn’t really affect GMB in general though - it’s one of those shows where social distancing actually is sustainable, especially at 1 metre plus - as the set is big enough to allow for alternate areas to be used if they decide to bring back a third presenter.


Don’t really want to turn this thread into a Covid-thread but you are simply wrong. New Zealand has ditched social-distancing because its virus-levels are low, not because there’s a vaccine or an anti-body testing scheme. There may never be a vaccine - staying socially distant for the rest of our lives is neither sustainable nor desirable. We instead need to get the infect rate so low and a reliable test-and-trace system to stamp out new outbreaks.

Anyway, back to GMB. The Lord Grade interview is embarrassing - why didn’t a producer check what he might have to say? They set themselves up for an open goal.


Apologies, you're right, I over simplified my point and there are many more scenarios where the need for social distancing can be removed. I agree we might be able to do so if the virus levels get as low as NZL or the track and trace system becomes trustworthy enough. The specific point I was trying to make (badly) was that saying "it simply can't be sustained in the long term" isn't really a choice. Live TV shows such as GMB will be expected to keep setting the example for a long while yet and planning has to be in place to make it sustainable in the long term should it need to be, or - when we are able to remove the need for social distancing - there will need to be forward thought which makes it easy to adapt back to a socially distanced model without much warning should the R number go up again or if the area the production is in is placed into a local lockdown due to a breakout.

And in that sense, I feel it's almost pointless for GMB to bother reverting to the old setup as the current model for the main hosts and guests works well and looks good on screen. If a third presenter is reinstated, placing them in an alternate area distanced from the main desk would make sense for the reasons above.
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alexjac0788 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Flux posted:
chris posted:
Flux posted:

It has to be though. Whether people stick to it day to day or get fed up and let it slip is a different matter, but until there’s a vaccine or wide and accurate antibody testing then the official social distancing rules will have to be in place. Broadcasters/TV shows will absolutely have to keep adhering on screen even if the general public start getting complacent with them.

It doesn’t really affect GMB in general though - it’s one of those shows where social distancing actually is sustainable, especially at 1 metre plus - as the set is big enough to allow for alternate areas to be used if they decide to bring back a third presenter.


Don’t really want to turn this thread into a Covid-thread but you are simply wrong. New Zealand has ditched social-distancing because its virus-levels are low, not because there’s a vaccine or an anti-body testing scheme. There may never be a vaccine - staying socially distant for the rest of our lives is neither sustainable nor desirable. We instead need to get the infect rate so low and a reliable test-and-trace system to stamp out new outbreaks.

Anyway, back to GMB. The Lord Grade interview is embarrassing - why didn’t a producer check what he might have to say? They set themselves up for an open goal.


Apologies, you're right, I over simplified my point and there are many more scenarios where the need for social distancing can be removed. I agree we might be able to do so if the virus levels get as low as NZL or the track and trace system becomes trustworthy enough. The specific point I was trying to make (badly) was that saying "it simply can't be sustained in the long term" isn't really a choice. Live TV shows such as GMB will be expected to keep setting the example for a long while yet and planning has to be in place to make it sustainable in the long term should it need to be, or - when we are able to remove the need for social distancing - there will need to be forward thought which makes it easy to adapt back to a socially distanced model without much warning should the R number go up again or if the area the production is in is placed into a local lockdown due to a breakout.

And in that sense, I feel it's almost pointless for GMB to bother reverting to the old setup as the current model for the main hosts and guests works well and looks good on screen. If a third presenter is reinstated, placing them in an alternate area distanced from the main desk would make sense for the reasons above.


When cases are low, I wouldn't trust the R rate at face value. As we saw in Germany, it doesn't take much to bump it up and, as quickly as it rises, it soon falls back down to a good level.

Going back to the TV side of things, I wonder if we'll see presenters moving to a 1m distance from Monday with the new SD rule in place from tomorrow?
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
1m+ remember. Don't they need screens or to wear PPE to be less than 2m apart?
Last edited by Brekkie on 3 July 2020 2:25pm
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AJ London London
Yep it's 1m with mitigating measures (face coverings etc) where 2m isn't possible, otherwise it's still 2m.
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JK08 Granada North West Today
I wonder if Charlotte could take over the weather area and recreate the Penny Smith set up?
Assuming Laura's still broadcasting from home?

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Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
JK08 posted:
I wonder if Charlotte could take over the weather area and recreate the Penny Smith set up?

Of course, from the extended hours in January, Charlotte was at a separate desk in the old weather area for the 06:00-06:30 slot, and I don't know why they didn't continue doing that until 09:00. After all, they had Dr H in the other corner on a daily basis.
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030293 Wales Wales Today
JK08 posted:
I wonder if Charlotte could take over the weather area and recreate the Penny Smith set up?

Of course, from the extended hours in January, Charlotte was at a separate desk in the old weather area for the 06:00-06:30 slot, and I don't know why they didn't continue doing that until 09:00. After all, they had Dr H in the other corner on a daily basis.


I think that was more to protect the other members of the team so they could take over should there be an outbreak/isolation between the "main presenters"
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Barney99
Sounds like double good news, Kate's husband has reportedly opened his eyes, and she's planning to return to work. Let's hope he's on the road to a full recovery.
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Matthew_Fieldhouse Central (West) Midlands Today
Laura back in the studio tomorrow



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