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COVID-19 and Production FAQs
May 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Production FAQs

Answering the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and production.  Providing the latest information and the ability to ask us about common issues. 

HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume
May 26, 2020

HSE Confirms Spot-checks To Resume

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that they will restart inspections as the lockdown eases across the country. HSE had briefly stopped carrying out spot checks in March, after the lockdown was announced.


COVID-19 Production Guidance
May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Production Guidance

Our guidance and protocols, which assist in the enabling of production while reducing the risk from the COVID-19 Virus, now include more detailed suggestions for a range of areas across production. We will continue to update this document regularly to reflect emerging requirements and best practice.


To support our guidance we have developed an online 'Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions' course.  



COVID-19 Update
May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Pact and UK Broadcasters introduce new industry-wide guidance for producing TV safely.

Cross industry experts, including First Option have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead.

ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely in the weeks and months ahead. The guidelines are intended to enable a return to production for the television industry.

HSE to Enforce Workplace Social Distancing
April 2, 2020

HSE to Enforce Workplace Social Distancing

The HSE have issued guidance on social distancing in the workplace and say they will issue enforcement notices to improve workplace controls in line with PHE guidance.  
Production Assistant Paralysed on the set of Batwoman
March 19, 2020

Production Assistant Paralysed on the set of Batwoman

Amanda Smith, a Vancouver Comedian and Production Assistant was severely injured on the set of The CW’s Batwoman on Wednesday 11th March 2020.

 

Source: GoFundMe Page

Cybersecurity - Remote Work
March 19, 2020

Cybersecurity - Remote Work

With remote working a necessity, it’s essential to make sure security is at the heart of the way  it’s implemented. And it’s particularly important because attackers know the pandemic makes us more vulnerable. Martin Turner is Managing Director of our cybersecurity partner, Full Frame Technology, and sets out the key points to consider. 
How To Stay Safe In A Pandemic (Covid-19)
March 10, 2020

How To Stay Safe In A Pandemic (Covid-19)

Coronavirus has now been detected in many countries, including a number of cases in the UK, and for this reason it is important that we take steps now to prevent it spreading further.