Channel Seven has confirmed that Sam Frost is leaving Home and Away permanently.
Sam, who debuted as Jasmine Delaney on the iconic soap in 2017, previously stated in January that she would be “temporarily” written off the show while undergoing a “medical procedure.”
However, she has made the decision to leave permanently.
“We support and respect Sam’s decision to leave Home and Away,” a Seven spokesperson said.
“Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.”
It’s understood that Sam’s departure is not related to Seven’s vaccination policy.
The role of Jasmine will not be recast.
Sam announced on Instagram in November that she will be stepping down from the role while undergoing an unspecified procedure.
She wouldn’t be fully immunized until mid-to-late February as a result of the operation.
“I will be written out temporarily, Jazzy is going on an off-screen adventure for a few weeks … but I’ll be back,” Sam told her followers at the time.
“My bosses are amazing, we’ve been in open communication for months.
“Very grateful we were able to make a plan that works for everyone.”
The action occurred after the actress shared a candid video in October in which she discussed her concerns regarding the COVID vaccine and her mental health.
“I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,” Sam said
“There’s a lot of harsh judgment and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health, for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side that they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.
“There are lots of different reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have a family history, it could be religious reasons.”
Sam then admitted that she had not yet been vaccinated, explaining that there were “a few reasons” for this.
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