The British Film Commission has updated its Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production guidance, to reflect UK Government’s Living with COVID-19  plan.

The revised guidance aims to help productions in continuing to manage the risk of COVID-19 and provides advice on precautions to take to support cast and crew, including advice on Mental Health and Wellbeing on set.

Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission said: “As the world learns to live with COVID-19, the BFC’s Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production guidance remains an essential tool in keeping crew and cast safe and productions working. This guidance has been instrumental in enabling our sector to continue working throughout the pandemic. Its practices are established and observed, and in many cases voluntarily exceeded, by studios and productions, who all seek to keep the safety, health and mental wellbeing of cast, crew and community a key priority. We will continue to update this guidance and keep it under review in consultation with Government and our industry partners.”

BFC’s Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production guidance was originally created in Spring 2020 by the British Film Commission in consultation with crew and crew representatives, UK and US film and HETV production executives, industry bodies in all four nations of the UK and in consultation with the UK Government, UK Health Security Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

Productions based in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should check for the relevant devolved Government guidance;

Download the latest version of the guidance.

Jon Creamer

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