Earlier this year, Endemol Shine Australia who produce the show revealed to TV Tonight that the production team member tested negative and that production could resume.
“The test result for our Big Brother crew member believed to be exposed to COVID-19 has come back negative. We will resume filming Big Brother tomorrow and will continue to work within all Federal and State guidelines,” the statement read.
The Big Brother house is located in North Head in Manly, Sydney and is decked out with 65 cameras, including GoPros.
Sonia Kruger told the Sydney Morning Herald that informing the housemates of the pandemic back in March was "surreal" and the executive producer made the call to let the contestants know what was going on so that they could stay up to date with news about their families and friends.
"They couldn't believe what they were being told," she told the publication. "It was the consequential things that had them fascinated."
"I remember telling them about the brawl that occurred over the toilet paper and they thought I was winding them up. They were equally as shocked, particularly the boys, about the football codes being suspended. That, to them, was a measure of the severity of the pandemic."