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First Option releases Management of Covid-19 on Productions Update and Recaps, a recap of Managing Covid-19 on Productions

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 a revamped replacement version of our Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions course. Based on feedback we’ve received over the past few months, we decided that the course needed some alterations – it’s less about the nature of the virus (which is now well understood),  and more about 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 variants and the current vaccination rollout; and the efficacy of the various testing techniques currently available to productions and how we should consider managing productions going forward.

The briefing 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.

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


Who is the course for?

Anyone working on productions.

Where can I find the course?


How will I learn?

This course is an interactive session - delivered by one of our consultants - utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life control strategies currently being used on production, group participation and discussion.

How is it delivered?

This course will continue to be delivered online via Zoom/MS Teams. We can also deliver company courses face-to-face.

How much will it cost?

We offer this course as both a prescheduled open course, and a company course. Costs are as follows:

Individual place on open course = £75 + VAT
Company course = £430 + VAT for up to 12 delegates

Individual place on open course = £70 + VAT
Company course = £390 + VAT for up to 12 delegates

If you are a freelancer paying for this course yourself, it is available at a discounted cost of £40 + VAT. For information on costs for a face-to-face course, please contact training@firstoption.group 

What if I have already done Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions course?

Certificates for our Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions course will still be valid, as there are currently no expiration dates on our COVID-19 courses. You can also still go on to do the COVID-19 Supervisor Top Up with this certificate.

What about certificates?

Certificates will be emailed to you – this can take up to a week after the course has taken place.

If you have any further questions, please contact training@firstoption.group