The World is in the grip of a pandemic with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
New Zealand has initiated measures to mitigate the effects of the virus which may affect the productions you are working on or are about to start.
IMPORTANT: keep yourselves, your family and your fellow workers safe.
Here are some guidelines and links to information to help you through this crisis. Here is the NZ Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/
Protect Yourself and Others – avoid close contact, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Stay home if unwell or have a temperature of 38+.
Try to keep 2 metres away from people who are unwell.
If you have arrived from overseas after 1am on the 16th March 2020 you are required to self-isolate for two weeks.
Gatherings of 500 or more people are cancelled until further notice.
Healthline Team 0800 358 5453 – if you have arrived from overseas and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
Government Helpline 0800 779 997 – if you are unsure what support is available, don’t know who to contact for help or would like more information.
Health and Safety Policy for Production Companies
These documents are intended to give Production Companies and HOD’s guidance and forms to manage Covid-19 on a working production.
Health and Safety Declaration Form for Production Companies
IMPORTANT INFORMATION on Coronavirus
New Zealand Government Information
Ministry of Health Information – Update at 16 March
Ministry of Education Information also provides links to information in other languages from the Ministry of Health.
Your Mental Health and Financial Well-being
Safe To Talk https://1737.org.nz/about/index.html
New Zealand’s national mental health helpline. It is free to text or call this number 1737 anytime to talk with a trained counsellor.
This takes you to a pdf that discusses financial stress and lists contact information for various support groups and agencies.
WINZ – Accessing the Covid-19 Wage Subsidy for the Screen Sector
If you’ve been affected by COVID-19, WINZ may be able to provide financial support. You may be self-isolating at home, or your work may be affected.
This is the fact sheet for financial support as announced by the NZ Government on Tuesday 17th March.
This takes you to the form for financial support as announced by the NZ Government on Tuesday 17th March.
ScreenSafe is not a hotline for specific Health & Safety issues or concerns, please direct these to your Health & Safety representative or WorkSafe
For more information about any of the initiatives ScreenSafe is working on please speak to your relevant Guild representative or contact email@example.com