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An update on STV's schedule

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STV today contacted viewers with the note below, to provide an update on some changes to the schedule in light of guidance around coronavirus.

"We wanted to let you know that there will be some changes to your STV schedule coming up.  
 
Along with our partner ITV, we’re following Government guidance around coronavirus and the health and well-being of our staff is of paramount importance.  With this in mind, production has been paused on certain programmes and schedule patterns have been changed.
 
Here’s how things will look:
 
In Daytime, Lorraine and Loose Women will stop broadcasting from this week.  Lorraine will join Piers Morgan in the GMB studio for the last hour, and hand over to This Morning, which will be running as usual from 10.30am until 12.30pm.  Following this, we’ll run some of your favourite episodes of Loose Women, which we hope you’ll enjoy.  We understand most people will be tuning into the Prime Minister’s daily briefing at 5pm so will be running repeats of The Chase and Tipping Point for the time being.
 
On soaps, production of Coronation Street and Emmerdale has been suspended to protect the health and safety of the production teams, actors, crew and their families.  However, as we have already filmed a large number of episodes we will continue to broadcast new episodes of both Coronation Street and Emmerdale on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday 30th March.
 
We know how much you rely on and trust our news service, both on air and online, especially at this time. We’re incredibly proud of our news teams who are working hard to bring you the latest updates and we’re committed to continuing this service whilst ensuring we keep our teams safe.  STV News at Six is on air at 6pm each night and our news website and app are updated frequently.  Current affairs show, Scotland Tonight, is on Monday to Wednesday at 10.40pm and 7.30pm on a Thursday.  We’ll bring you special reports on how coronavirus is impacting the people of Scotland.
 
This is a constantly developing situation and you can expect more frequent updates from us.  You can also keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, which we’ll be updating regularly. 
 
We know that people are relying on their TV services for entertainment and information more than ever.  We’re committed to doing just that.  
 
In addition to the broadcast schedule, don’t forget there are loads of programmes on the STV Player to entertain you whilst you’re at home – including new dramas Belgravia and Liar, favourites Vera and Flesh and Blood, and Player-exclusive box sets like Janet King, Rake, The Slap and Acceptable Risk. 
 
Thanks for your support during this challenging time and stay safe."