Management of Covid on Productions Update and Recaps for Freelancers

Course Introduction

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

This 1.5 hour briefing is designed to provide delegates with an update of the recent lifting of legal restrictions across the UK and other territories; the latest industry advice on key topics such as positive case management, close contact work and quarantining; the impact of the current vaccination rollout; and the efficacy of the various testing techniques currently available to productions.

It will help inform a detailed and specific production COVID-19 risk assessment, in line with broader H&S legal requirements and best practice.

The session also provides an opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others on the challenges typically faced by productions whilst COVID-19 remains a serious health risk.

Learning Type

Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life control strategies currently being used on production, group participation and discussion.

Aims & Objectives

An opportunity to analyse and discuss the lifting of the legal restrictions across the UK and how this affects current production best practice.

Understand the latest industry advice, protocols and procedures, including how productions should manage the risks in studios and on location. 

A recognition of situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 during production activity and the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others.

Gain knowledge about the Health and Safety regulations which currently apply to the management of the COVID-19 risks. 


90 minutes 

Course Content

This briefing focuses on the practical aspects of safely managing COVID-19 risks on a production. In particular it will cover the recommended protocols and arrangements for the following: 

  • COVID-19 and transmission
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control measure choreography
  • Elements to consider in production areas
  • Health Declarations
  • Monitoring
  • Case management and contact tracing
  • Testing
  • Physical separation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Testing
  • Vaccines
  • Variants
  • Mental health
  • On-site support for productions
  • General Q&A

£40.00 Plus VAT

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