COVID Corner

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

We will also be sharing updates from ScreenSafe. 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.

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ScreenSafe – COVID-19 Protocols – The End of the Traffic Light System

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 As of 11:59pm on Monday 12 September, the COVID-19 Protection Framework (AKA the Traffic Light System) ended. With case numbers falling, a highly vaccinated population, and increased access to antiviral medicines…

Our COVID Responsibilities

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I’ve been at three screen events in the last week where people close by are sniffing, coughing and doing it without masks. Why are they even there?! At our events and many others, organisers ask for people who have COVID-like symptoms,…

MSD Support to Retain, Retrain or Transition

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The Ministry of Social Development's Redeployment Support Service has been designed to help people at risk of job displacement by supporting them to retrain and retain their employment, or transition to new and appropriate employment or upskilling…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – COVID-19 Protocols V4.0

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Friday 1 July 2022 This is a reminder to all of the New Zealand Screen Sector that the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protocols are still in place to make sure you keep each other safe on set. We understand that it is tough keeping productions going…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Easing of Restrictions 

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Friday 1st April 2022 The following changes were announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2022. The Omicron outbreak has now peaked, or is about to peak, in most of the country. This, combined with high vaccination rates and reduced…
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COVID-19 ‘Red’: New Support Schemes for Businesses and the Self-Employed

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The Government is providing two schemes – one provided by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the other by Inland Revenue – that can provide financial support for self-employed people and businesses who have been directly…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Omicron Phase 3 Update

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1 March 2022 Last week New Zealand entered Phase 3 of the Omicron outbreak. We now have thousands of new daily cases and this is expected to increase over the next month or so. The intention of Phase 3 is to ease the pressure on Government…

Screen Industry COVID-19 H&S Protocols – Omicron Update

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Friday 4th February 2022 ScreenSafe has updated the COVID-19 Protocols to align with some minor Government updates and with updated information in regards to the Omicron variant. As we’ve all heard, the Omicron variant is highly infectious…