As production for many soapies in the country is set to resume shooting, the new normal will now include ‘no kissing’ in response to curbing the spread of the pandemic.

The SABC is adapting to the Covid-19 lockdown regulations which will see some popular soapies taking a pause from your screens in your home.

Skeem Saam has begun shooting again at the Sasani studios in Johannesburg where kissing, hugging and touching will no longer be part of their feature.

Spokesperson for Skeem Saam, Sumaya Mogola confirmed that the soapies’ couple, better known as Marothi (Macks Papo) and Rachel (Lesego Marakalla), will no longer be filmed in bed together.

She says at this time, carefully chosen shots are filmed.

“No scenes where the cast are required to hug, touch or be in proximity that is too close with one another.”

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Meanwhile, Uzalo will from next week temporarily stop filming its shows and is set to resume shooting tomorrow.

Public Relations’ head for Uzalo, Nomfundo Zondi has also said that there will no longer be kissing in the soapie.

“No intimacy will be permitted in performance. Where possible, the number of cast members participating in a scene will be limited,” said Nomfund