COVID-19 Industry Impact & Advice

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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

UK GOVERNMENT

All the latest Covid-19 practical advice available at:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

PRODUCTION GUIDANCE

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

INDUSTRY ADVICE

BFI

For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19 and screen sector Q&A on impact on the sector at large:

www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/covid-19-update 

FINANCIAL AND EMPLOYMENT ADVICE

INDUSTRY SUPPORT FUNDS

BFI
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

SCREEN YORKSHIRE
Indie Film and TV development fund to help independent TV and film production companies to develop new content. Applications close on Friday 5th June
www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/funding/development-fund

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:

www.filmtvcharity.org.uk/we-can-help/support-line

TRAINING

ScreenSkills is dedicated to helping the UK screen workforce during these challenging times by continuing to develop skills:

www.screenskills.com/insight/news/supporting-our-workforce-during-the-covid-19-crisis

ScreenSkills & Skills for Health have now launched a new basic awareness training for COVID-19, available now for all production crew:

https://www.screenskills.com/online-learning/learning-modules/coronavirus-basic-awareness-on-production/