‘Big Brother Canada’ ups coronavirus protection for houseguests

The producers of Big Brother Canada (BBCAN) are now taking additional safety precautions to protect their Season 8 houseguests amid concerns of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.

On March 22, Insight Productions — the company that produces the reality TV series — issued an official statement revealing the steps now being taken to ensure the safety of its contestants as well as its staff and crew members.

“Insight is taking every precaution to keep our crew and house guests safe on Big Brother Canada while delivering programming to audiences across the country when they need it most,” it wrote on Sunday.

“The safety of the crew and house guests is paramount to Insight and as such we are taking every precaution to ensure a healthy set and workplace. Many additional practices have been implemented including, but not limited to, placing sanitizers at every entrance; daily professional cleaning and disinfection of all edit suites, control rooms, studio spaces, and offices; elimination of the live audience; adjusting the creative so that more staff can work from home, etc.”

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