COVID-19 Production Manual - The Yellow Book

Our new production manual - 'The Yellow book' sets out the detailed measures we advise should be taken by all productions to both operate safely and ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 control restrictions.

We have recently updated our COVID-19 Production Manual -The Yellow Book. The latest edition reflects the easing of restrictions to date and changes to the UK Broadcasters and other guidance. It also includes much of the detail about the practical measures and precautions that we have learnt working with productions as they restart.

  • Find out more information on the new edition of the Manual here: Manual Updates

The manual has been produced with reference to productions groups, including the PSB Broadcasters, PACT, The British Film Council Production Sub-Group, BECTU and to the main guidance from the US, New Zealand and elsewhere overseas.

It has been compiled by our team of experienced production safety consultants and in collaboration with medical, microbiological and occupational health experts.

The manual mirrors the UK broadcaster's industry wide guidance and aligns with the BFC film and high-end TV guidance as well as providing the First Option view.

It provides detailed information on how COVID-19 risks should be controlled within specific activities and departments in production.

Detailed Protocols

  • Action to be taken in cases of suspected or actual infection
  • Art Department, Set Decoration and Graphics
  • Camera department
  • Catering and eating arrangements
  • Children on productions
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Construction 
  • Costume/Wardrobe
  • Creatives and Production
  • Crowd scenes
  • Diagnostic Screening
  • Directors and ADs
  • Distancing
  • DIT
  • Domestic Dwellings
  • Galleries/ OB Vehicles
  • Grips
  • Hair & Make Up
  • Health Declarations 
  • Health Monitoring/ Testing during Production
  • Health Screening and Temperature Testing


  • Insurance/Liability Considerations
  • Lighting Technicians
  • Locations
  • Meetings/Auditions/ Castings/Show & Tells
  • Offices and Workshops
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Post - Productions Houses/ Edit Suites/ ADR Facilities 
  • Props Department
  • Recces/Technical Scouting
  • Rest Areas
  • Scripted Action
  • Special Effects
  • Sound Department
  • Studios and Sets
  • Stunts
  • Temporary Accommodation 
  • Training and Awareness
  • Transport and Unit Vehicles
  • Visual Effects
  • Work Equipment 

(new updates made to the manual periodically)

£295.00 Plus VAT