U.K. Broadcasters Add Fresh Production Guidelines for Covid Era

U.K. Broadcasters Add Fresh Production Guidelines for Covid Era
U.K. broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, Stv and ITN, along with the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services, and producers’ body Pact have developed new guidance for producing television safely when cast and crew need to work more closely than two meters apart.

A five-page document that adds to the guidance published in May calls for the establishment of “close contact cohorts” and weekly testing for this group. A “cohort” is defined as a small number of people who “unavoidably need to be in close contact with each other.” This can include both cast and crew. “The screening regime proposed will decrease the likelihood that someone with the virus will be within the cohort,” the document states. “This approach offers a reasonable and sensible level of risk mitigation but it cannot eliminate risk.”

“This mitigation process is different from the concept of creating a Covid-free ‘bubble,
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