Industries across the world have suffered from the impact of coronavirus, including the film and TV industry. The virus has brought the world to a stand-still, meaning that all production and filming has had to cease in order for social distancing to be implemented. But with the new advice from the UK government, productions will be able to resume as soon as the employers have met the safety measures required to keep all working safe.
While Boris Johnson hasn’t specifically mentioned film and TV productions in his new advice, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have urged for their workers to return to normal with new measures in place. This could have a significant impact on thousands of jobs, workers and the industry as a whole.
Just some of the productions that have been put to a stop have been Peaky Blinders, Call the Midwife and Line of Duty for TV while massive feature films such as the rebooted The Batman and Disney remake Little Mermaid have been forced to suspend production.
“The government is working closely with the screen sector to understand how different types of productions can comply with social distancing guidelines, and give confidence to people in the TV and film industries that there are safe ways in which they can return to work.”DCMS Spokeswoman
The British Film Commission have been working hard alongside government advise in order to create guidance for productions to keep film and TV sets safe from the virus. They will be released on Friday.
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