ScreenSafe – SCREEN INDUSTRY GUIDANCE – COVID-19 Protocols V4.0 UPDATE
Tuesday 17th May 2022
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The ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protocols have now been updated. New Zealand has been through the peak of the Omicron outbreak, the Government has eased many restrictions and the borders are now opening up to the outside world.
While the easing of restrictions will come as a huge relief to everyone, please note that new future variants may result in restrictions being brought back. Being careful and practicing good hygiene measures, both at home and at work, is our best chance at reducing new outbreaks.
ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Standard – updated 18th January 2022
These documents need to be read and utilised together. These documents are intended to give Production Companies and HOD’s guidance and forms to manage Covid 19 on a working production.
Surveillance Testing information sheet here updated 14th December 2021
Each production is required to register with ScreenSafe – please read about these requirements carefully in the Protocols.
ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Department Roles updated 20th December 2021
It is mandatory for any business or service to display the QR code for the tracing app at all entry points. Download your posters here.
ScreenSafe COVID 19 Small Crew Guidelines
Please note – the ScreenSafe H&S Standard and Protocols can be used by the Screen Sector as minimum standards and guidelines for planning your return to work and return to shooting.
To be clear – each Production Company and Production can draw on these documents, but must create their own individualised Health and Safety Plan and Site plans that are particular and unique to their requirements and to each site on which they intend to shoot.
The Protocols in particular must be viewed as a living document – they have been developed to support and assist you in eliminating or minimising the risk of exposure for all personnel to Covid-19, and in meeting your obligations under the Health and Safety Workplace Act 2015 – however, each Production Company and PCBU must have their own procedures in place to manage this risk, and must work to continually assess and manage the risk of infection transmission, both across the production and at an individual level.
The Protocols will be reviewed regularly as all PCBU’s assess and manage their operations and how these protocols work in practice, from crew to talent to producers.
*WorkSafe New Zealand has assessed this guidance and
is satisfied that it meets their expectations for management
of COVID-19-related risks in the workplace.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org