The news was announced on Friday (May 22) via a post on the BBC One soap's official Twitter account.
Alongside an image of Elizabeth Dermot Walsh – who portrays Zara Carmichael on the show – holding a clapperboard, the post read: "Coming soon – a Doctors lockdown episode. Stay tuned!"
Further details are to yet to be revealed about the special episode, but with most soaps yet to address the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown directly, it'll be interesting to see how this story unfolds.
Like every other TV and movie production throughout the world, Doctors was forced to halt filming in response to the pandemic.
The BBC later released a statement concerning all of its serial dramas, which read: "In light of the spread of COVID-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice.
It was recently confirmed that EastEnders will also reference coronavirus when it resumes filming in June.
The long-running soap has been given the go-ahead to resume production, although with complications still present, scenes will take longer to shoot and edit than usual.
Doctors airs on BBC One.
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