The Chase is set to start filming again last week, after an extended round of rest for host Andrew O’Keefe.

Channel Seven has said the show will return with further distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of contestants and staff.

The show suspended production in April.

A Seven spokesman told TVTonight “The 2020 season of The Chase starts filming next week. Given the current environment in relation to COVID-19, there are a number of safety and hygiene measures that have been put into place together with ITV Studios to minimise risk for the cast, crew and contestants.

“These will be overseen by a dedicated coordinator whose job it is to ensure these are adhered to at all times.

“Measures include temperature checks on arrival followed daily briefings conducted by the COVID-19 coordinator; widespread instructional signage; implementation of personal distancing both on and off-camera including repositioning of host and contestants on-set, and personnel spread across multiple control rooms; rigorous catering practices (no shared food plates, individual food items etc) and expanded cleaning regimes.”

The Chase is Australia’s most popular quiz show and continually dominates its 5PM time slot.