Industry Guidelines & Info

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.

 

INDUSTRY GUIDELINES

 

Brighton-based creative agency Tilt has created a short film to demonstrate how productions can follow Covid-19 shooting guidelines.

BBC Info on Antigen testing here

Antigen testing Q&A

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)

PACT

British Film Commission – Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production.

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.

BFI industry advice and guidance on Coronavirus COVID-19

BFI

APA Covid 19 Shooting Guidelines

APA Version 1.5 -3rd June

APA Covid 19 Office Guidelines

APA Version 1.5 -3rd June

Film London COVID-19 and Code of Practice

Film London

HSE Website – Film, TV and broadcasting

HSE

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

SAFETY POSTERS

APA Safety Posters

APA

Social Distancing – What You Need To Know 

NHS

First Option Safety Consultants – Covid19 Production Info Graphic

 

PPE & FACE MASKS

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Q&A: Masks and COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Face coverings and face masks during the coronavirus outbreak

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

FIRST AID

 

Resuscitation Council

FORMS & LEGAL ADVICE

 

UK Screen Alliance – daily health declaration template

Appendix-1-Daily-health-declaration-template

Read law firm Wiggin’s Returning to Production

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

Covid-19: help and advice

Film & TV

Covid19 Resources

Women in Film & Television UK

Production Guild Covid 19 advice

Production Guild

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

Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic

FURTHER READING & PRESS ARTICLES

Here is a link to some interesting articles about TV Production and Covid19 in general.

IMPORTANT NOTE 

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.

 

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