Michelle Keegan had to be tested for the deadly coronavirus, according to reports.

The decision came after a member of staff on the set of Sky's Brassic reportedly began displaying symptoms of the virus, which is continuing to wreak havoc across the country.

It's believed that filming on series three of the show was immediately stopped on Monday, with everybody who was on set being tested.

Speaking to The Sun, an insider said that cast and crew will not be returning until it's confirmed that there is no trace of the virus.

Michelle was due to start filming Brassic on Monday

They said: "The safety of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance so until bosses know it's totally safe filming won’t be going ahead.

"It could be a fortnight before it starts again. Michelle was due to start filming this week but nothing is happening until they're sure it's safe."

Sky One's Brassic sees Michelle, 32, play cash-strapped single mother, Erin, who is trying to make ends meet to survive.

The actress is said to have endured a coronavirus test

During a question and answer with fans on Instagram, Michelle confirmed in May that series three was underway and that they would start filming "ASAP".

When quizzed about the upcoming show, she said: "Yes there is... hopefully start filming ASAP."

Unbeknown to fans, series three was actually confirmed before series two had aired on the network.

Brassic will not return to filming until they have the all clear

Speaking earlier in the year, the shows co-creator Danny Brocklehurst told BT.com: "Filming is supposed to be this August, so theoretically it could still happen, but realistically it will encounter some sort of delay."

He went on to say: "It takes about 40 or 50 people to make a TV show, some of whom need to be close together, some of whom might be hugging or kissing, and you can't really film the show with masks on."

Daily Star Online has approached Michelle Keegan's reps for comment.