Our Covid 19 Policy

Corona Virus // Filming Policy 2020
July 2020

As of July 2020, Frizbee will be resuming filming under a new Covid-19 health and safety policy. We have drawn up these guidelines in order to comply with the government’s social distancing recommendations to protect the health of our clients, staff, and filming participants, and to support the national effort to prevent the spread of the virus.
Our offices will remain closed and our team will continue to work from home for all pre and post-production activities, apart from filming.

Covid-19 filming procedures must be emailed to clients and filming participants in advance of the shoot. Crew must carry out temperature checks before filming and must not attend if they show symptoms of either a new steady cough and/or a fever/temperature.

Where filming locations are under three hours from base, the production team will drive to shoots. Team members must travel in separate cars in order to maintain social distancing. Where public transport needs to be used, social distancing must be maintained where possible, and masks must be worn.

A maximum of two crew members (director and camera operator) will be allowed on shoots. When carrying out filming, a social distance of 2 meters must be kept between the crew and clients/filming participants, at all times. When filming indoors larger rooms must be used to ensure social distancing is possible.

Surgical masks, face sheilds and gloves must be worn by crew members at all times when filming indoors. Regular hand washing will be carried out by crew who will carry hand sanitiser too.

Crew must not accept drinks or food from clients or film participants. Clients and participants must not touch the filming equipment or help carry the kit bags. Where possible, only the camera operator will handle/carry kit and surgical gloves must be worn.

All sound will now be recorded using overhead boom mics, mounted on stands and put into position whilst maintaining social distancing. If personal mics have to be used, they will be placed on the ground/table before/after filming and collected by the crew.

Crew will no longer be able to supply or apply make-up to filming participants. Where possible, participants will supply (powder to reduce shine) which may be ordered online in advance of the shoot.

Filming with participants who are deemed ‘vulnerable’ to Coronavirus (older people, pregnant women and those with health conditions) can only be undertaken outside, maintaining a safe 2 metre distance between the participants and the crew.

Whilst we are taking every precaution to prevent infection, Covid 19 transmission is impossible to detect. Participants need to feel comfortable to proceed and give us their permission on camera they have acknowlegded the above policies and are happy they have been followed to their own satisfaction.

We reserve the same right for our own crews’ well-being. If we deem the working environment to be unsafe we will raise our concerns and possibly suspend filming to address the issue(s).