Coronation Street will resume filming on June 9, ITV bosses have said.

The production team at MediaCity in Greater Manchester, has begun a health and safety induction to familiarise themselves with the new rules.

Filming will resume at the programme's studios and "the pattern of recording will initially produce three episodes per week."

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"I'm sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air.

John Whiston, ITV's managing director of continuing drama and head of ITV in the north

Coronation Street actor Andrew Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland, said everyone is looking forward to getting back to work.

He told ITV's Good Morning Britain With Lorraine Kelly: "I get a lot of time off anyway to be honest with you, with my job, so being at home is great for me but I think everybody is ready to get back to work now."

"It's going to be different, but I think we're all ready to get back now, get back to shooting the show again."

Andrew Whyment

Whyment, said "there definitely will be no kissing scenes".

Cast "who are over the age of 70 or have an underlying health condition won't be on set in the initial period of filming", the broadcaster has said.

ITV director of television Kevin Lygo previously said that soaps could return to screens with older cast members absent.

Those who fall into a clinically vulnerable category will "follow an individual risk assessment process, which will enable them to return to work if it is safe for them to do so".