Screen Producers Ireland, working closely with Industry Stakeholders, has developed Return to Production Guidelines for the Film, TV Drama and Factual genres of the creative screen content industry.
The Production Guidelines includes information on options for modifying work structures to help to reduce contact, how to implement an effective cleaning and sanitation regime to reduce risk of transmission of COVID19, and options for minimising risk for activities such as costuming and make-up. While each production will be required to develop specific ways of working based on their individual risk assessments, this guidance document helps to translate the government protocols and public health guidance into a workable approach for the unique world of screen content production.
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has confirmed that these guidelines adhere to Government COVID19 health and safety guidelines and the Guidance is separated into two documents: one of for Live Action, i.e. Feature Film and TV Drama, and one for Factual and Entertainment production.
SPI will be updating the Guidance as required and as Government and Public Health advice changes and evolves.
UPDATE 13TH SEPTEMBER 2021
The SPI Covid-19 Production Guidelines supported by the Screen Ireland Stakeholder Funding Scheme have been updated to reflect the latest travel and quarantine advice. However, as the situation continues to evolve quite quickly we advise members to check on gov.ie for the latest guidance before travelling/arranging travel.
As restrictions begin to ease it is more important than ever that productions ensure their Covid-19 risk assessments and procedures are in place and being strictly adhered to.