Now that restrictions are set to be completely lifted on 19th July, we can begin to get back to ‘normal’ (whatever that is!). For us, that means more real-life live events, and being able to continue to get our filming crew back out there and working.
But what can we expect from this? Last year we wrote a blog all about safe filming under covid restrictions. Some of the advice in that blog was:
- Stagger call times
- Ensure that all kit is properly sterilized before and after use
Anyone – production staff, cast, crew, agency and client – who is not absolutely necessary to have at the location to make the film should not attend.
- Keep the unit as small as possible and minimise the number of crew/ agency/cast on set at any one time
- Consider increasing video monitors on set to avoid clusters of people
All of this advice aided social distancing and prevented the spread of the virus to large groups of people. This is advice that we followed whenever we had to do a film shoot in the last year. We even tested all participants before and during shoots and encouraged everyone to wear masks on set. We made sure that we were very strict on these rules because we wanted to ensure the safety of our staff, crew, clients and talent at all times.
However, despite the fact that government guidance has changed, we think that it will still be sensible to follow some, if not all, of these recommendations. It’s still an uncertain time and we still want to protect our crews from getting infected.
In the past 18 months, we have not been able to produce any live events, so we can not call upon any COVID experience here, but, similarly to filming, we think a bit of common sense is the best for protecting our team. We can’t wait to get back to live events, but we will be ensuring that our staff are still cautious, and most importantly, that they feel safe in their work environment.
This is of course something that we will be consistently monitoring over the coming months, especially in the run-up to any big events or film shoots. If you would like to chat with us about this then please call us on 0117 972 0081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org