Whether you’re planning a shoot yourself or just interested to know how things are changing, we’ve pulled together a handy checklist for planning a safe shoot during Covid-19. Of course this can’t cover everything - make sure to check local laws and guidelines to make sure your particular shoot is good to go. The APA safe shooting guidelines are great for a comprehensive overview of best practice!
Download the pdf version of our checklist here:
Include in your budget:
- Extra cost of alternatives to public transport for cast and crew, e.g. mileage expenses and cabs
- Additions to invoices in lieu of catering
- PPE equipment
Remember during pre-production:
- Update your risk assessment
- Arrange alternative transportation for crew
- Look into the hygiene policy of any kit hire
- If possible, arrange advance drop-off so that kit can be quarantined
Distribute ahead of the shoot
- The risk assessment with an extra note about Covid-19
- A clear Covid-19 policy outlining measures that will be taken on the shoot and instructions to crew
- A reminder to eat well beforehand, and to bring their own food and water
N.B. Covid-19 can last for 24 hours on paper, so call sheets and other documents should not be brought to set and instead circulated by email.
Pack on the day
- Social distancing signage
- Tape for floor markings
- Name labels for the PPE
- Extra waste bins for glove disposal
- Hand sanitiser and soap
If you are wondering about alternatives to a standard video shoot, take a look at our post on all the video options currently available.
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