COVID-19 Resources

Updated 8th October 2020: All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Please follow the protocols for Alert Level 1 including contact tracing and if workers are sick or have symptoms of cold or flu, it is important they stay home and get health advice.

Updated 25 August 2020 Auckland region remains at Alert Level 3This Alert Level will remain in place until 11:59pm on Sunday 30 August. The Auckland region will then move to Alert Level 2, with additional gathering restrictions, at 11:59pm on Sunday 30 August. This will remain in place until at least Sunday 6 September 2020. Overview of restrictions in Auckland.

The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2.
This will remain in place until at least Sunday 6 September 2020. 

Additional Updates:

  • FACE COVERINGS WILL BE MANDATORY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT: From 11.59pm on 30 August New Zealanders will have to wear a mask or face covering on buses, trains, ferries, planes, taxis and Ubers
  • REGIONAL TRAVEL: After 30 August, the Auckland checkpoints will go, and inter-regional travel will be possible again
  • GATHERINGS RESTRICTIONS IN AUCKLAND: At Alert Level 2 in Auckland gatherings will continue to be limited to 10 people. Funerals and tangihana will be limited to 50 people, and have to meet other conditions set by the Ministry of Health. Outside Auckland, gatherings such as church services and social events will continue to be limited to 100 people

IMPORTANT UPDATE as at 19th August 2020: ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocols including Level 2/3 Alert Level information now available here

UPDATE as of 12th August 2020 – IMPORTANT ADDENDUM FROM WORKSAFE: WorkSafe have confirmed that our ScreenSafe alert level procedure should remain the same with the addition of using masks. This means any work in the greater Auckland area will follow level 3 protocols and guidelines and the rest of New Zealand to follow level 2 until further information form the Government/Ministry of Health. Your health and safety is paramount so we ask you to all to ensure that you add the wearing of Masks for everyone, at every alert level above Level 1. Government recommendations are that wearing of masks where ever possible and where physical distancing is not achievable. So all crew, agency/client, visitors and talent whilst off screen should be wearing masks as best practice.

As it is not possible to wear masks whilst on screen we should still be allowed to film talent as per guidelines around each level, but please note this is also subject to all other control measures around hygiene and non-contact as per each Level of the guidelines.

It is now mandatory for any business or service to display the QR code for the tracing app at all entry points. Businesses have till Wednesday 19th August to comply. Download your posters here

Download further updated Level 3 guidance here 17 August 2020

Below is a list of services, suppliers, apps, forms and posters to be used on your production. These are to provide guidance for safe practice on set.


ScreenSafe Sanitising Services.pdf

ScreenSafe Sanitising Suppliers.pdf

ScreenSafe Apps.pdf


ScreenSafe COVID-19 Sign-In Register – PDF

Managers Checklist – PDF

Department Bubbles

Alert Levels (updated 19th August 2020)

Production, Department, Location and Crew Bubbles Overview.pdf


ScreenSafe COVID-19 Toolbox Talk

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Personal Health Flowchart

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Stop Spread

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Wash Hands – V

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Wash Hands – H

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Face Mask

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Gloves

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Transport

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protect

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protect – Isolate

ScreenSafe COVID-19 – Returning home from work

ScreenSafe COVID-19 Suspected Cases

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