Last updated on 18 August 2020
All productions need to ensure they are operating to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health & Safety Standard & Protocols as they relate to your region and Alert Level. Visit the ScreenSafe COVID-19 page for the full toolkit and information on how to apply the Alert Levels to your production.
** IMPORTANT ADDENDUM: WorkSafe have confirmed that our ScreenSafe alert level procedure should remain the same with the addition of using masks. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
It is now mandatory for any business or service to display the QR code for the tracing app at all entry points. Businesses have till Wednesday 19th August to comply. Download your posters here.
Mask wearing is now recommended for all crew at Levels 2 and 3.
It is also required when performing close proximity tasks within level 2 and above, i.e for make-up or hair.
Talent should wear masks when possible/when interacting with crew, although this will not be practical whilst on screen.
Travel to/from Auckland
Travel to/from Auckland is only allowed if you are returning to your place of residence OR if you’re an essential worker.
Physical distancing and mask wearing is required for public transport and flights.
All NZ businesses are required to use the NZ Government Trace App (or another appropriate digital tracing app). This includes all work sites, offices, locations and suppliers.
ALL productions, including 1-person shoots, MUST register with ScreenSafe.
It only takes 1 minute to do this: https://screensafe.co.
Numbers on Set
There are no restrictions on the amount of people on a work site. However, each production needs to assess their own requirements vs. the overall need for physical distancing, hygiene and risk to cast, crew and the public.
1m physical distancing is required for all scripted action.
Talent must be able to dress themselves and do their own make up (under the guidance of crew if required).
No extras at Level 3.
Covid-19 Safety Notes
Every work site MUST have a site specific Level 3 Covid-19 plan in place.
Note: councils will not issue filming permits without a thorough Covid-19 plan + a ScreenSafe registration.
Thank you to ScreenSafe, The Screen Industry Guild and SPADA for putting this information together.