Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance

As of 4am GMT Monday 18 January 2021, the Film and HETV Travel Self-isolation “Quarantine” Exemption, along with other screen exemptions and Travel Corridors, has been suspended for at least one month.

With immediate effect, all international arrivals who departed from, or transited through, any country outside the Common Travel Area* in the previous 10 days will be required to both take a pre-departure COVID-19 test and self-isolate immediately for 10 days on arrival. However, those who qualify for the Test to Release scheme can reduce their self-isolation period from 10 days to 5 days. The scheme is voluntary and applies to those self-isolating in England only.

The new measures will be reviewed on Monday 15 February.

Further detail can be read here.

*Northern Ireland only: for travellers from the Common Travel Area, the travel self-isolation exemptions for film and television still apply in Northern Ireland. This means that, providing the travellers have not left the Common Travel Area in the previous 14 days, they can continue to move between their accommodation and one place of work. Full guidance can be read here.

 

Download the BFC – Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production guidance here.

Current version: V.4.0 Published 19th January 2021

Apple Mac users can access an adapted version of the guidance here.

 

Download the BFC –  Travelling to the UK for Work in Film or High-end Television Drama Production During COVID-19: Self-isolation (“Quarantine”) guidance here.

Current version: V.4.0 Published 19th January 2021

Apple Mac users can access an adapted version of the guidance here.

 

British Film Commission – Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production

This document is intended to provide high-level guidance to manage COVID-19 specific risk in producing film and high-end TV drama in the UK.

It has been prepared in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) with input from crew and crew representatives, industry bodies, unions and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the latest UK Government guidance. Productions based in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should additionally check for the relevant devolved Government guidance as it may differ.