As the lockdown measures are being loosened, we’re aware that some projects are re-starting. We want to ensure the safety of our community creators These guidelines are a set of best practices designed for creators to ensure the safety of the crew.
These guidelines are a set of best practices designed for creators to ensure the safety of the crew before, during, and after working in the field during the Covid-19 pandemic.
These practices have been advised by numerous organisations, advocacy groups, production companies, and pro creators. Due to the nature of this pandemic and different local environments, they are no means complete. If you have any other best practices you believe should be included here, or have any other feedback, please comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨’𝗥𝗘 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗬𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗔 𝗪𝗜𝗦𝗛 𝗮𝗸𝗮 𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚
- To know the symptoms of the Covid-19 virus and how to recognise them in yourself and others
- You have a responsibility to reject a job offer because you deem it to be unsafe for yourself and others
- If you exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19 you will not take the job
- Taking extra precautions if working in higher risk areas
𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗔 𝗝𝗢𝗕
Before going out on a shoot, if working with a crew:
- Have a team conversation about health, safety, and recognising symptoms in each other
- Yourself and every member of the crew will be made aware of the risk factors for Covid-19 illnesses and will be required to mention any relevant health issues they may have.
The BFH has determined that these are risk factors for catching the coronavirus:
- Chronic lung disease
- Serious heart conditions
- Chronic kidney disease is treated with dialysis
- Severe obesity
- People aged 65 or older
- People in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
Full lists available here: https://bit.ly/3cPqkq3
𝗪𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗕𝗘𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧
- Protect yourself by wearing a mask and at least one layer of gloves (have an extra pair of each)
- If you cannot find anywhere to purchase PPE, you will create your own protective gear using government instructions
- If working in a high-risk area, wear goggles and a full-body suit or extra layer of clothes
- Try to stay away from direct contact of shaking hands or bumping elbows with anyone
- Wash your hands and use hand sensitiser frequently while on the project
- Try spending less time on the project, as this means less of an opportunity to come in contact with the virus.
- Disinfect all equipment during the project when the opportunity arises.
𝗔𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗛𝗔𝗦 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗗
- Designate an area at home to use to undress and dispose of any PPE equipment (gloves, masks) used
- Was the clothes and goggles that have been used on that day
- If a car was used, wipe down the inside of the car after arriving home
- Check on the project crew and see how they’re doing
- Follow the steps recommended by the NHS if you begin to exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19
- Disinfect all equipment used
𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗿:
Cameras, Tripods – A lot of creatives are cleaning their gear with Clorox wipes. You can also use hot soapy water or isopropyl alcohol at 60% or greater. Use a paper towel to clean the surface, but don’t soak it with whichever solution you use. Make sure to clean the viewfinders on your camera, since your face can get pretty close to it.
Lenses – We hope that you’re cleaning your camera lenses anyways, but here’s a friendly reminder not to forget about them! Of course, don’t use any wire brushes. Just dab a Q-tip in isopropyl alcohol (60% or greater) and gently disinfect the lens. You can clean goggles (if you’re wearing them) the same way.
Clothes – This might be more obvious than the lenses, but don’t forget to immediately wash the clothes you wore on the shoot when you get home. Just make sure you’re not washing them on cold water, since warm/hot water is most effective for killing the virus.
Makeup artists (current recommendations) – Have an assistant disposing of brushes and disinfecting products as soon as they’ve been used.
If you have any feedback on these guidelines, please reach out to email@example.com. All comments are welcome if you have anything to add or say more about the guidelines.