Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew in isolation after Covid scare at studio

Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is currently in self isolation after a Covid scare at the studio, with a crew member testing positive to the virus overnight.

Natalie Barr shared the news at the beginning of the breakfast program this morning, revealing Eddy was a "close contact".

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Natalie Barr shared the news about a Covid scare with viewers. Photo: Channel 7

“Hello and welcome to Friday everyone, and we join after you Covid scare of our own overnight," Nat Barr told viewers.

"The studio here has been deep cleaned, after a staffer tested positive.

"We have all been tested, everyone here is ok."


Video was shown of the studio getting cleaned overnight, with Channel 7 confirming an employee tested positive on Thursday after working at Sunrise’s Martin Place, Sydney offices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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She revealed the studio had been deep cleaned overnight. Photo: Channel 7

"Now Eddy is a close contact so she is isolating, she is ok though, Kochie was already having the day off today so Michael Usher is here," Natalie added, introducing her co-host for the day.

Channel 7 has set up a rapid antigen testing station for employees that have been unable to work from home.

"Seven’s number one priority is the health, safety and welfare of all staff and the community," the network said in a statement.

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Eddy is now in self isoltion. Photo: Instagram/edwinabartholomew

Edwina announced live on air last week that she is expecting her second child, and shared this week that she had received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sunrise newsreader fired up at Instagram influencers on Wednesday after they trolled her post on getting the vaccine while pregnant.

"For God sake, don’t take your advice from Instagram influencers, don’t take it from me either, speak to your GP, speak to your midwife, your obstetrician, the health experts in your life who know the data, know the detail and take advice from them," she said.

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