The U.K.’s visual effects and post-production sectors have also published their Covid-19 guidance. The confirmation of all guidelines technically allows production to resume, although the road ahead remains complex due to insurance considerations. As revealed by Variety, proposals for a government-backed insurance plan have now been submitted to government, and include a multimillion-pound fund.
The firmed-up production guidelines — a 44-page document titled ‘Working Safely During Covid-19 in Film and High-End TV Drama Production’ — come after weeks of industry consultations. They were led by the British Film Commission, and produced as part of a wider Covid-19 task force spearheaded by the British Film Institute.
The Bfc described the consultation process as “possibly the most comprehensive conducted on