If you have any articles or guidelines that can be added to this post, please leave a comment with the details or the link below. Please note this is not an ‘approved’ list, this is a collated list of published guidelines from UK industry bodies. Please refer to the publisher/ industry body with any feedback relating to the documents and information below. Many thanks.
Brighton-based creative agency Tilt has created a short film to demonstrate how productions can follow Covid-19 shooting guidelines.
Industry resources and advice (via the BBC)
Please note the BBC or SGC is not responsible for the contents of external websites.
Pact have produced a variety of resources and information including the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme and Self Employed Income Support Scheme. They are also producing a series of weekly webinars for their members rounding-up the latest sector-specific updates and answering questions. Find out more on the website
ScreenSkills are working with WiFTV, BECTU and RTS to set up a wide programme of free remote training including workshops, meet ups, mental health support, financial and career advice and coaching and counselling. Find out more on the screen skills website
The Film and TV Charity offer financial assistance, wellbeing support, and advice. They provide 24/7 mental health support to the industry via the Support Line 0800 054 00 00 or using Live Chat. They have also set up the Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund. The fund will be open to those working in production, distribution and exhibition. Visit the Film and TV Charity website
Creative Scotland have announced two new Bridging Bursary programmes – a Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund to help sustain creative practice by freelance creative professionals who have lost earnings due to the cancelation of work as a result of COVID-19 and a parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund will provide similar one-off bursary support to self-employed screen sector workers. Visit the website
Northern Ireland Screen have collated information and resources relevant to the Northern Irish animation and television production industry. Find out more on the Northern Ireland Screen website
Creative England has collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout. Visit the website
Creative Cardiff is sharing useful resources, links and information to support, inform and signpost the creative community in Cardiff. Visit the Creative Cardiff website
Equity has created resources to help members understand their rights to the different kinds of financial support available during the Coronavirus pandemic and how to claim. Visit the website
Directors UK has produced a thorough FAQs for members on their website.
BFI has a Q&A with information and guidance for freelancers, exhibitors and productions. Find out more on the BFI website
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed have useful guidance on their website.
TV Production Guidance:
Managing the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in production making (Version 1)
This document is intended to provide high-level guidance to manage COVID-19 specific risk in producing film and high-end TV drama in the UK.
APA Version 1.5 -3rd June
APA Version 1.5 -3rd June
HSE Website – Film, TV and broadcasting
POST PRODUCTION & VFX GUIDELINES
Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX, produced in consultation with, and endorsed by, the British Film Commission Recovery Group.
1 June 2020
Social Distancing – What You Need To Know
First Option Safety Consultants – Covid19 Production Info Graphic
PPE & FACE MASKS
World Health Organisation (WHO)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings
FORMS & LEGAL ADVICE
UK Screen Alliance – daily health declaration template
Wiggins Law Firm
HMRC EMPLOYER SUPPORT
HMRC updates to support employers and payroll agents through the Coronavirus pandemic
HMRC – Download document here
FILM & TV INDUSTRY RESOURCES
Film & TV
Women in Film & Television UK
The UK Screen Alliance Guidance for Safe Working in Post Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic was produced in consultation with the following organisations:
The British Film Institute Screen Sector Task Force, The British Film Commission, COVID-19 Recovery Group Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport HSE (Health & Safety Executive), Pact, BECTU, Several US Studios, 5A Studios Aquarium Studios, Automatik VFX, Boom Cheat, Cinesite, Clear Cut Pictures, Envy, The Farm, Fifty Fifty Post, Fitzrovia Audio Post Production, Framestore, Glassworks, Gorilla TV, Grand Central Studios, Halo Post, Hireworks, Independent Post, Jellyfish Pictures, LMH, Lipsync Post, Molinare, Moonraker VFX, MPC, Roundtable Post, Salon, Silversalt Restoration, Storm TV,Technicolor, The Finish Line, West Digital, Wiggin
If your company has found this Guidance document useful and would like to be added to the list above please contact UK Screen Alliance
FURTHER READING & PRESS ARTICLES
Here is a link to some interesting articles about TV Production and Covid19 in general.
Please check that any of the links and guildelines are the most up to date by checking with the respective industry body or company. I cannot be responsible for providing any out of date information.
Always check you are working to the latest Government and industry regulations.
Check your COVID 19 Protocol is up to date, and that you have a company and network approved risk assessment and insurance in place before any production or filming starts.