Covid-19 has significantly impacted our industry. We remain on hand to support production and infrastructure throughout this challenging and unprecedented time. As of June 1st, the UK now has comprehensive guidance on industry returning to work safely, with Government and HSE endorsement.
We have collated current Production Guidance and signposting for our fantastic freelance film & TV crew community in England who continue to be affected by COVID-19
The UK Film & TV industry have a comprehensive set of Production Guidance that will be regularly reviewed against Government Guidelines at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
We have also collated a useful Covid-19 resource list including cleaning companies and Health & Safety companies – Covid-19 Industry Resource List
FINANCIAL AND EMPLOYMENT ADVICE
INDUSTRY SUPPORT FUNDS
For information on funds which remain fully open, including a temporary new fund for UK independent productions unavoidably interrupted as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic – www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/production-development-funding/funds-open-covid-19
FILM & TV CHARITY
For available financial support: www.filmtvcharity.org.uk/we-can-help/financial-support
LIVERPOOL FILM OFFICE
Film and TV development fund to support regionally based producers, writers and other creative talent during the coronavirus pandemic: liverpoolfilmoffice.tv/development-fund
Indie Film and TV development fund to help independent TV and film production companies to develop new content. Applications close on Friday 5th June
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
THE FILM & TV CHARITY – For anyone seeking immediate mental health support then we urge you to contact 24/7 helpline on 0800 054 0000 – free support given day and night:
ScreenSkills is dedicated to helping the UK screen workforce during these challenging times by continuing to develop skills:
ScreenSkills & Skills for Health have now launched a new basic awareness training for COVID-19, available now for all production crew: