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Safety production guidelines

You will find below safety recommendations and guidelines published in the different European countries, collected in partnership with EFAD members and EUFCN.

Country

Summary

Link to document

Austria

Comeback working concept on film and television shooting during the Corona crisis published jointly by the Austrian film associations in coordination with the Ministry of Health.

 

Guidelines from Federal Ministry for Digitalisation and Business Location and the Federal Ministry for Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport in agreement with the Federal Ministry of Finance Valid from 16 March 2020 to 31 December 2021.

 

 

Here

(in German)

 

Here

(in German)

 

 

Belgium

Screen Brussels Good practices for filming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic – Restart small crews

Here

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Film Guidelines site was created from the input of over 20 of the largest Production Companies and Studios working in Bulgaria along with adapting rules and procedures from the EU Guidelines on Basic Safety Rules for Risk Protection Against Contagion of SARS-COV-2 During Filming as well as other industry sources.

Here

Croatia

Set of recommendations published by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre prepared by principal professional associations, in line with the recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Here

Czech Republic

Czech Film Commission/Czech Film Fund Self-Regulatory Basic safety rules for preproduction and production of audiovisual works. Here

Denmark

COVID-19 guidelines for cast and crewworking on audio-visual productions in Denmark

 

Here

Estonia

Production companies have to comply with the Government’s guidelines. It is imperative to enforce and provide necessary hygiene requirements and social distancing measures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. The producer is responsible for preventing the risk of infection and they can also delegate these tasks to an infection control officer.

Each crew member has a responsibility to keep up to date with the safety measures put into effect by the producer and the current rules set by the Health Board.

  • Follow the 2+2 rule. People must keep a distance of at least 2m from others
  • Reinforced hygiene measures
  • Please use masks and hand sanitisers and provide them for your team 
  • If you suspect you might be infected, definitely stay at home until recovery (minimum 14 days)
More details

Finland

Guidelines produced by APFI (Audiovisual Producers in Finland) Here

France

Recommendations prepared by CCHSCT (Unions) in cooperation with the CNC - "common prevention principles".



Here

(in French)

 

Greece

 

The document is based on the instructions and recommendations of the Commission COVID-19 experts of the Ministry of Health and provides instructions for safe conduct during filming.

Here

Germany

General SARS-CoV-2 Guidelines produced by German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Here

(in German)

Ireland

The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace when the economy begins to slowly open up, following the temporary closure of most businesses during the worst phase of the current pandemic.

COVID-19 Production Guidelines for live action film and TV drama published by Screen Producers Ireland with funding from Screen Ireland.

 

Here

 

Here

 

Italy

General work environment under COVID-19 protocol (in Italian)

Protocol for the protection of workers in the film and audiovisual sector prepared by producers associations (ANICA, APA and APE).

Here

Lithuania

Recommendations of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the management methods of COVID-19 during filming

Here

(in English)

Here

(in Lithuanian)

 

The Netherlands

Covid-19 protocol for film and audiovisual NAPA (Dutch Audiovisual Producers Alliance) and NCP (Dutch Content Producers)

Here

(in Dutch)

Here

Norway

Guidelines for an infection protection plan for audiovisual productions. It is an addition to the Film Industry Council’s general guidelines for safeguarding those involved in audiovisual productions against Covid-19. The guidelines have been developed with support from the Norwegian Film Institute. Here

Nordic countries

Full report by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on official measures to go back filming safely in the Nordics under Covid-19, including plans for foreign shoots in Iceland. Here

Poland

New safety rules on the film set.

Here

Portugal

The Portugal Film Commission (PFC) guidelines.

Here

Romania

Guidelines on Basic Safety Rules for Risk Protection Against Contagion of SARS-COV-2 During Filming Here

Spain

Good practice guide for audiovisual productions. The ICAA has encouraged the country's main associations of production companies and professionals to work together to develop a single document containing the Guide to Good Practice on Special Measures for the Prevention of Occupational Hazards in the Audiovisual Sector.

Here

(in Spanish)

UK

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

Guidance for post-production and visual effects sectors.

 

Here

Here

EPC (European Producers Club)

Recommendations

Here

EUFCN + European Institute for Health and Safety in Film Industry (Czech non profit organisation)

RISK PROTECTION AGAINST CONTAGION OF SARS-COV-2 DURING FILMING Basic Safety Rules Here