WHAT'S NEW - COVID-19 Production Manual - The Yellow Book
COVID-19 Production Manual - 'The Yellow Book'
Updated: 17th July 2020
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.
Use of mitigation action where 2m separation is not viable (i.e. 1m plus principle)
Reference to updated Broadcasters guidance
Added information around infection rates and onset of symptoms
Added list of producer's responsibilities to align with broadcasters guidance
Added advice on RIDDOR reporting requirements
Expanded categories of groups, including those with disabilities requiring a specific risk assessment
Additional editorial and mental health considerations
The need for keeping records of who has visited the location/set
Shielding requirements for high risk group removed
Additional advice on action to take if someone displays symptoms
Additional guidance around use of fogging machines
Removal of 'Diagnostic screening section' and replaced with 'Close Contact Work- Isolation and Testing' section
Added law on mass gatherings
Added new section on 'Data Collection' for advice on record keeping, data protection and GDPR
Added link to government advice on Close Contact Services
Added link to NHS Test and Trace service
Additional information on the effectiveness of face masks and use of face coverings
Updated training diagram following release of ScreenSkills basic training package
Removed Work Equipment section due to repetition
Updated UK Government advice on travel into and from UK
Added link to IFTA production guidelines
The Manual builds on our previous guidance and the recent protocols published by broadcasters and the BFC. It aligns with those protocols and provides more detailed information about how COVID-19 risks should be controlled within specific production activities and departments.
It has been compiled by our team of experienced production safety consultants and in collaboration with medical, microbiological and production experts.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation and the manual will be updated on a regular basis as knowledge and best practice develops.
Detailed Protocols covered in the Manual
Action to be taken in cases of 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 and Testing during Production ∙ Health Screening and Temperature Testing ∙ Hygiene ∙ Insurance and Liability Considerations ∙ Lighting Technicians ∙ Locations ∙ Meetings, Auditions, Castings, Show & Tells ∙ Offices and Workshops ∙ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ∙ Post-Production 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.