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COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES

The COVID-Safe Guidelines have been developed by an Australian Screen Sector Task Force and are intended to provide support and assistance to all practitioners (from screen producers to individual workers) in the Australian screen production industry as they consider returning and recommencing productions. 

Note as of December 2021: 

In consultation with Dr Craig Dalton, (Public Health Physician, Conjoint Assoc. Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia) and various other bodies including SPA, MEAA and AFTRS over the last four months, the following Summary Update provides information regarding updated practice and procedures to the original Covid-Safe Guidelines published in May 2020 [as at November 2021].

However, given the different and rapidly changing circumstances in each State, we stress (as stated below) that you take independent safety and legal advice as appropriate to the circumstances and location of your production.

We also draw your attention to the Covid-Safe Sustainability Guidance.

We will be issuing a revised version (2.0) of the full Covid-Safe Guidelines as soon as possible.

Legal

These Guidelines will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.

These Guidelines are not a substitute for independent legal advice and it is recommended that members of the screen production industry obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Members of the Australian Screen Sector Task Force are not liable for
any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on
any information or material contained in these Guidelines (including,
without limitation, third party information.

The Guidelines provide advice on how to eliminate and minimise the risks associated with exposure of personnel to COVID-19 while working on a production. This is a live document which offers up-to-date practical advice, drawing on a range of resources and consultation with the federal Chief Medical Officer's team, and will continue to evolve alongside the advice of governments and sector best practice.

These Guidelines are to be used by screen productions as a framework to develop their own COVID-Safe risk mitigation plan prior to recommencing work.​

Please see below for COVID-Safe Guidelines:

In the interim, please refer and adhere to the state Work Health and Safety Regulators, and the federal Department of Health, for up to date advice on social and physical distancing requirements, masks, personal protective equipment and other control measures that may influence your production.