The actress, 33, was exposed to the virus during a photoshoot in Manchester last month, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
This meant she was unable to return to the set of her Sky TV series Brassic, which is in the midst of shooting its third season.
Laying low: Michelle Keegan has been forced to self-isolate for two weeks, after coming into contact with – but not contracting – COVID-19 [pictured last month]
A source told us: ‘Michelle had to take time away from the Brassic set once again and has been laying low in Essex with her husband Mark Wright.
‘She only missed one day of filming. But she needed to isolate after she came into contact with someone in Manchester who had it.
‘Luckily it all happened very quickly and Michelle did not return to the Brassic set before isolating. So it didn’t affect filming too much.
‘She has spent last two weeks in total isolation. She will go back to filming at the end of this week.’
The actress, 33, was unable to return to the set of her Sky TV series Brassic, which is in the midst of shooting its third season [pictured in season 2]
A source told us: ‘Michelle had to take time away from the Brassic set once again and has been laying low in Essex with her husband Mark Wright’ [Mark is pictured with Michelle in 2016]
MailOnline understands that Brassic has worked around this and continued to films scenes Michelle doesn’t feature in.
Reps have been approached for comment.
This follows The Sun’s report that the star was tested for the virus in September when a Bassic crew member was diagnosed with coronavirus.
‘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,’ an insider told the publication. ‘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.’
The source added: ‘She has spent last two weeks in total isolation. She will go back to filming at the end of this week’
She was seen back at work after this, prior to this most recent COVID scare of the past two weeks.
She and husband Mark, 33, have certainly used their time at home wisely – deciding to put up their Christmas decorations this weekend.
Despite it still being seven weeks until Christmas Day, the pair – who have been married since 2015 – documented their festive makeover on social media on Sunday, from the delivery of a gigantic tree, to the decorating of it to the impressive finished product.
‘It’s 2020! The rules have gone out the window!’ The Wright-Keegan household are clearly sick of 2020 – so have put up their Christmas decorations to cheer themselves up