COVID-19: Guidance for Crew and Clients
Each project currently takes into account the following practices and policies to protect both you and ourselves, and to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
- Filming should take place outdoors where possible
- When filming outdoors in not possible, indoor locations should be well ventilated
- All productions should adhere to strict social distancing and good hygiene practices
- Employ a minimum number of people needed to carry out work tasks safely
- Physically arrange work areas to keep people 2m apart
- Avoid people working face to face where possible
- Crew should travel to and from work alone in order to maintain social distancing
- Provide handwashing facilities or sanitiser for all crew at entry and exit points.
- People should be able to wash their hands when they get to work and when they leave.
- Hand sanitiser should be available throughout the day
- Keep non-work critical items in the workspace to a minimum.
Work equipment is key to production from cameras and headsets to lights. Good hygiene and managing potential issues with touch-points should be addressed
Where possible, people should have dedicated work equipment.
- Wipe down equipment and shared workspaces at the beginning and end of a shoot and if equipment is passed between users.
- Antibacterial wipes will be made available on the shoot.
- Where radio mics are required, they will be cleaned 48 hours prior to issue and provided to the user in a zip bag along with instructions on how the presenter/contributor can fit the mic themselves. Equipment should be cleaned on return.
Health and Wellbeing
- When filming indoors appropriate PPE should be worn to protect crew and clients. Masks and hand sanitiser will be available.
- Use outdoor areas for breaks where possible
- Consider appropriate provision and supply of food/beverages to adhere to social distancing requirements and minimising the need to pass items directly from person to person.
- Crew should be aware of the latest advice for reducing the spread of infection and what to do if someone is ill:
Last updated – 1st January 2021