Filming during COVID-19

(Last update 28/01/2021)

To be able to film on site during the current pandemic we are taking various precautions. From the recent news briefing from the prime minister's we will continue to work (as we have the exception of not being able to work from home), however, we will be taking extra-precautions wherever possible to prevent unnecessary chances of spreading the virus.

 

We are minimising the chance of spreading COVID-19 by:

  • following all government law and guidelines.

  • travelling solo, by car where possible, only to locations that are either within the UK or that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office exempts from restrictions.

  • minimising contact with other people and where this is not possible maintaining social distancing to a MINIMUM distance of 2 (two) meters.

  • wearing masks when interaction is necessary.

  • washing my hands regularly, and using hand sanitiser when soap and water aren’t available.

  • all kit will be cleaned down after every flight.

The Bristol Film Office states that:

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of further National restrictions to operate throughout England from January 5th, the Secretary of State for DCMS has confirmed that whilst you should work from home unless you cannot, exemptions are in place for the creative sector which includes film & TV production.  Additionally, filming can continue to take place in the premises of businesses that are closed which is set out on page 20 of the published Government Guidance here.  Therefore, both the British Film Commission and Creative England have advised that all COVID-secure film and TV production operating under published industry guidance can continue in England under the new restrictions thanks to the rigorous and comprehensive COVID safety industry protocols. A full list of guidance documents can be found here.