UK lock-down November 2020

The UK government has introduced new National Restrictions to England from 5th November 2020. Details are here: England New National restrictions.

Guidance has been given that work in the film & television industries can continue. Specifically, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, in his twitter feed on 31st October stated:

"As the Prime Minister has just confirmed we will be taking additional restrictions from Thursday. We understand the anxiety & impact these will have, and will ensure they last not a day longer than necessary. The changes mean people should WFH (work from home) where possible. But where this is not possible, travel to a place of work will be permitted - e.g. this includes (but not exhaustive) elite sport played behind closed doors, film & tv production, telecoms workers."

The restrictions do allow specific exceptions "for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people's homes)".

The British Film Commission (BFC) has assured us that "COVID-secure film and TV production can continue in England under the new restrictions. The key is that they are Covid Secure under the BFC guidelines" (the guidelines may be seen here).

Please also see Film London Guidance.

The BFC guidelines were first drawn up in June 2020 in consultation with, amongst others, the Department for Digital, Culture, media & Sport, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

The guidance lays down strict procedures to be followed with regard to Cleanliness, Sanitisation and Inspection.

As a location agency, we can provide assurances to both our clients and location owners that we will make our best efforts to ensure that productions are conducted in a safe and secure environment. We expect each production to have a designated and suitably trained COVID supervisor who will maintain overall responsibility for the safe running of the shoot.

The UK film & television industry is open for business, and Location Works is open for business - we are able to provide our full range of location services as usual, plus we can advise about cleaning and other COVID procedures. Keep in touch....



Location Works Ltd
www.locationworks.com

info@locationworks.com


UK lock-down November 2020

The UK government has introduced new National Restrictions to England from 5th November 2020. Details are here: England New National restrictions.

Guidance has been given that work in the film & television industries can continue. Specifically, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, in his twitter feed on 31st October stated:

"As the Prime Minister has just confirmed we will be taking additional restrictions from Thursday. We understand the anxiety & impact these will have, and will ensure they last not a day longer than necessary. The changes mean people should WFH (work from home) where possible. But where this is not possible, travel to a place of work will be permitted - e.g. this includes (but not exhaustive) elite sport played behind closed doors, film & tv production, telecoms workers."

The restrictions do allow specific exceptions "for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people's homes)".

The British Film Commission (BFC) has assured us that "COVID-secure film and TV production can continue in England under the new restrictions. The key is that they are Covid Secure under the BFC guidelines" (the guidelines may be seen here).

Please also see Film London Guidance.

The BFC guidelines were first drawn up in June 2020 in consultation with, amongst others, the Department for Digital, Culture, media & Sport, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

The guidance lays down strict procedures to be followed with regard to Cleanliness, Sanitisation and Inspection.

As a location agency, we can provide assurances to both our clients and location owners that we will make our best efforts to ensure that productions are conducted in a safe and secure environment. We expect each production to have a designated and suitably trained COVID supervisor who will maintain overall responsibility for the safe running of the shoot.

The UK film & television industry is open for business, and Location Works is open for business - we are able to provide our full range of location services as usual, plus we can advise about cleaning and other COVID procedures. Keep in touch....


Location Works Ltd
www.locationworks.com

info@locationworks.com