COVID Corner

Here you can find updates and information on COVID-19, including related Guild or industry announcements.

We will also be sharing news from the www.screenindustrynz.co.nz website, which has been launched to act as a one-stop hub for screen-specific information to assist screen producers and industry workers.

Visit ScreenSafe for important COVID-19 Health & Safety documentation and guidance for productions. Each production is required to register with ScreenSafe here – please read about these requirements carefully in the Protocols.

For mental health support, DEGNZ members can access the Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling initiative.

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WorkSafe Advice on Mask Wearing

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This is an update from ScreenSafe's website on the wearing of masks: UPDATE as of 12th August 2020 – IMPORTANT ADDENDUM FROM WORKSAFE: WorkSafe have confirmed that our ScreenSafe alert level procedure should remain the same with the addition…
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Wednesday 12 August: COVID-19 Update

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Dear Members, We are all in this together. As your Guild, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need support. Please find information below on the changes to Alert Levels, what this means for productions, and useful links.…
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State of Play

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While the world continues to reel from COVID-19, we sit in our smug little bubble wondering what the fuss is all about. So far, we’ve escaped relatively unscathed the medical turmoil associated with Corona, but are now facing up to the emotional,…
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The Elephant In the Room

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On Wednesday evening, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, together with the Minister for Economic Development, Phil Twyford, and Minister for Broadcasting, Kris Faafoi, announced the Screen Sector Recovery package.…
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ScreenSafe Health and Safety COVID-19 Toolkit Update

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Additional Departmental Roles + Small Crew Guidelines Below are the updated guidelines for the ScreenSafe Health and Safety COVID-19 Toolkit – Department Roles. These guidelines are a best practice guide and have been created to support each…
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COVID-19 Income Relief Payment

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The following scheme has just been announced, and may be of help to you and/or colleagues and friends. COVID-19 Income Relief Payment If you lose your job (including self-employment) from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 due to COVID-19,…