COVID-19 Protocols at The Prosecution
April 9th 2020
Well, we have to admit it has been an eventful start to the year.
We just wanted to reach out to say that the team at The Prosecution Film Company holds paramount the safety and well-being of our colleagues, partners, clients and the many friends who make up The Prosecution’s family.
We have wanted to send this out earlier but the guidelines keep changing so here we are at the end of March and feeling a bit more comfortable and confident to finally share this with you.
With that in mind, we have a run down of the protocols that we have in place so far. As this situation evolves and we navigate this pandemic, we will update the protocols accordingly.
It may all sound so serious and you know that is not a tone that is usually associated with us, but we just want you to know that your health and well being is our highest priority.With all this set in motion, we can concentrate on the business of making great films together.
On a more personal note, please continue to take care of yourselves and your loved ones so that when all this has passed, we can meet up for a drink to celebrate!
Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the team at The Prosecution Film Company holds paramount the safety and well-being of our colleagues, partners, clients and the many friends who make up The Prosecution’s family.
In this ever evolving situation, we would like to update you on the protocols that we have in place so far. It follows official guidelines while trying to minimise any disruption to the business of making great films.
GENERAL OFFICE PROTOCOLS
1. All visitors are required to fill in the Declaration form. The declaration form will include the following information:
• Travel History
• Health Declaration
• Contact, if any with individuals who are serving SHN, LOA notice and/or confirmed COVID-19 patients
2. Temperature checks before entering the office. Visitors with a temperature that exceeds 37.5 degrees celsius will be denied entry.
3. Safe distancing measures to be strictly adhered to
• Keep at least 1m away from each other
• Avoid physical contact (i.e handshakes, hugs)
4. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
5. Daily cleaning and disinfecting individual and shared office spaces
1. Remote management of PPMs for all stakeholders whenever possible. The remote connection/management system is to be provided by the Agency to ensure smooth connectivity.
• Talents are required to fill in declaration form and undergo temperature checks
• Talents are required to bring and wear their personal face masks until their casting slot
• Only talents are allowed into the waiting area, office and casting room. When in these areas, they will abide by the safe distancing measures (i.e staying at least 1m apart from each other)
• They will be informed to arrive unaccompanied.
• Child talents are allowed to be accompanied by 1 adult. The adult accompanying the child talent must adhere to all office protocols (i.e fill in declaration form, temperature checks, safe distancing)
• Casting person is responsible to disinfect casting room, props and equipment daily
• Confirmed talents who are unwell or have been issued a Quarantine order, SHN, LOA or become a confirmed COVID-19 patient must inform the talent manager or producer immediately
• Declaration forms will be given to all owners and occupants of locations prior to shoot
• The location scout must take into consideration a temperature checkpoint area
• All locations will be disinfected before set up
• If the location owner or its occupants are issued a Quarantine order, SHN, LOA or are found to be in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, the production house will be allowed to forfeit any contract made prior to the shoot without compensation.
1. The appointed equipment house will be held responsible to disinfect all equipment and vehicles prior to the shoot
1. All shoot attendees, production, crew, talents, agency and clients are required to undergo a temperature check before entering the set. Any shoot attendee with a temperature that exceeds 37.5 degrees celsius will be denied entry on set.
2. Temperature checks will be conducted at least twice a day.
3. Any shoot attendee who feels unwell during the course of the shoot must immediately inform the producer on set
4. Catering personnel are required to wear masks and gloves when handling food and drinks.
5. Catering department will provide individual bottled or packet drinks and all shoot attendees are encouraged to label them.
6. Individual bento or packets of food will be provided to avoid buffet-style meals
7. Hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaning materials will be provided on set. All shoot attendees are encouraged to sanitise their hands and individual spaces frequently.
8. Safe distancing measures are to be strictly adhered to. All shoot attendees should remain at least 1m away from each other.
9. Avoid physical contact with other shoot attendees (i.e handshakes, hugs)
1. Our producers will work with the individual post-production houses to work out remote options as well as inform them of our hygiene protocols. They will update you on the options in a timely manner.
As this situation evolves and we navigate this pandemic, your Prosecution team would like to assure you that we are fully committed to ensuring the health and well-being of all our stakeholders. We will proactively reach out if there are any changes and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.