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Essential Information Film Protocols and Standards During Covid 19

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.

Published 11 May 2020 | by Elysia Gibb


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. 

Every production is expected to submit the simple registration form on the Screensafe site.     Register your production here https://screensafe.co.nz/covid19/registration/.  

On completion you will be emailed a certificate.  These simple steps will assist the Ministry of Health with contact tracing and WorkSafe with monitoring.

NOTE:  This is required for every production. In Level 3 and (soon to be) Level 2 the basics need to be observed.

IMPORTANT: keep yourselves, your family and your fellow workers safe. Here are guidelines and links to information to help you through this crisis from the 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 you feel unwell or have a temperature of 38+.
  •  Small numbers of people at all times.


The ScreenSafe Health and Safety Covid-19 Standard and the ScreenSafe Health and Safety Covid-19 Protocols.* These two documents need to be read and utilised together.

ScreenSafe Health & Safety COVID 19 – ENDORSED – Standard

ScreenSafe Health & Safety COVID 19 – ENDORSED – Protocols 

 These documents are intended to give Production Companies and HOD’s guidance and forms to manage Covid-19 on a working production.    

Please note – these documents have just been endorsed by WorkSafe and can be used by the Screen Sector as minimum standards and guidelines for planning your return to work and return to shooting

Update 20 May 2020

COVID-19 Health & Safety Toolkit Standard, Protocols, Resources


Useful COVID-19 Resources available online now.

Click here for suppliers, forms and posters to be used on your production (we will be adding more over this week).

These are to provide guidance for safe practice on set.

Click here for the updated ScreenSafe Health and Safety Covid-19 Standard and Protocols* (updated 19 May), please note these will continue to be updated when we receive feedback from the industry. See updates here

*All productions must register on the ScreenSafe website here

Please note WorkSafe are working on the Intimacy Guidelines at the moment and we will have further information through in the next 24 hours.



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