The Manual has been produced with reference to production 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.
In particular, 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation and the manual will be updated on a regular basis to as knowledge and best practice develops.
Action to be taken in cases of suspected or actual infection
Art Department, Set Decoration and Graphics
Catering and eating arrangements
Children on productions
Cleaning and Disinfection
Creatives and Production
Directors and ADs
Hair & Make Up
Health Monitoring/Testing during Production
Health Screening and Temperature Testing
Meetings/Auditions/Castings/Show & Tells
Offices and Workshops
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Post-Production Houses/Edit Suites/ADR Facilities
Studios and Sets
Training and Awareness
Transport and Unit Vehicles