Former House and Away star Isabel Lucas “opted out” of being examined for COVID-19 whereas filming in Byron Bay final month – regardless of producers saying a take a look at was a compulsory situation of participation.
Lucas, who was capturing the characteristic movie Bosch & Rockit, revealed in September on the Alfa Vedic podcast that she’d chosen to not get examined.
“I gave my obligation of care of what I might provide to respect everybody’s well being and preserve my very own well being, and I shared that, and I opted out of doing the COVID take a look at,” the actor, who has beforehand mentioned she “does not belief” vaccination, mentioned.
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“Everybody was actually respectful and actually honouring of, like, the right way to preserve well being whereas this very tough time is underway. However I wanted to do this. I felt prefer it was fairly an understanding, relaxed group of individuals.
“My immune system has simply grow to be so strong from my lifestyle, how I reside and eat and assume. So it was a extremely stunning expertise all up, regardless that folks have been sporting masks more often than not and adhering to these guidelines.”
In a press release to the Sydney Morning Herald, nonetheless, the producers mentioned they have been unaware Lucas had not adopted the movie’s COVID-Secure tips.
“Each solid and crew member was required to signal an acknowledgement that they might adhere to the COVID-Secure tips adopted by the manufacturing, which included an acknowledgement that they’d been COVID-tested previous to principal images,” Black Pearl Productions mentioned.
“Isabel’s current assertion that was not examined is inconsistent with the producers’ understanding that she had complied with the COVID-Secure tips adopted by the manufacturing.”