COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities.

Purpose of this document is to ensure zero transmission of Covid, any of its variants, onto a
vulnerable community by following best practices, agreements, rules and regulations

COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities.

San Bushmen Indigenous Communities

San Bushmen Indigenous Communities

COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities.

Purpose of this document is to ensure zero transmission of Covid, any of its variants, onto a
vulnerable community by following best practices, agreements, rules and regulations. Applying
Covid best practices will add costs and extra hours to the work day and must be factored into costs
and contractual arrangements. Travel Insurance and health insurance to cover Covid19.
Commitment to strict Covid regulations will help ensure the production stays on schedule by
avoiding disruptions. Best practices will help producers provide a safe workplace and protect against
the spread of COVID-19. Allow for extra PPE as some communities might not have access to PPE.
All crew to be equipped with the necessary systems, equipment and play an active role in
maintaining a sanitized Covid free production. Pre-production meeting to discuss and plan for Covid
regulations affecting the practical tasks while filming on set. From experience discuss best practices,
solutions and implementation.
All crew must produce a valid Covid clearance 72 hours before the date of travel, must avoid all
contact and public places before leaving Cape Town. Vehicle and all equipment to be sanitized
before departing.
All crew members must acknowledge and sign the Best Practices for Production COVID-19
document stating all on the production have read, agreed to and understood the document in its
entirety.
1 crew member designated to enforce health safety on set and in transit. Back up crew member to
be familiar with COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in case primary isolates.

 

Daily Morning briefing complete *Daily Health Register temperature checks and questionnaire,
allow extra time for planning to implement health safety suggestions and recommendations.
Due to high ambient temperatures mask wearing must be interrupted with a fresh “air-time”
breather well away from production site.
Allow for extra time built into Production for Covid regulations.
Production Crew to disclose medical and underlying health risks, privacy respected. When travelling
to extreme remote places it is recommend to take crew with the least risks.
*Daily Health register:
Temperature chart, 5 times daily through the work day kept for duration of production. Allow for the
higher ambient temperature.
Daily Health Questionnaire symptom screening and temperature checks.
Covid positive symptoms plan
Suspected Covid: Crew members to immediately isolate into a single dwelling. Productions often
utilise the shared accommodation options for production crew. In remote locations shared rooms or
tents are the only option. Please allow for extra tents.
Bad Reaction to Covid: Isolated crew member
Data collected on all local health facilities, government and local regulations. This will include
contact details of local medical facilities, local government and the local locks down regulations.

 

COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities

COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities.

Be aware of local lockdown regulations and alert levels
All crew to declare health issues and comorbidities to best manage risk.
Masks to be worn at all times to include travel, interviews (masks dont replace social distancing)
All travel in a well-ventilated vehicle at all times.
All contact to be recorded for tracing purposes
Maintain safe distancing as specified by medical authorities.
Sanitise all equipment before interviews/filming
Non-essential contact discouraged. Fixer/driver to, 1 point of contact for community liaison,
shopping, registration at events and accommodation.
All sites should be treated as if they were infected
All interviews to be conduct in open well-ventilated spaces with correct PPE, safe distancing and
protocols in place.
Daily Monitoring of symptoms morning before work and at night recorded. *Daily Health register
Replace, clean, store or dispose of PPE as necessary
Do not share phones.
Do not share personal items with others
1 crew member designated for shopping, driving, fuel and dealing with officials to compensate for
loss in production time due to Covid protocols. Fixer/driver
Disinfect/sanitise shared equipment.
Every location should be cleaned and disinfected before and after use
Number of crew/cast on set should be minimized to only required individuals per department
Gear and cases should be disinfected upon arrival and before departure
Adhere to Local Curfew
Discourage handshaking and hugging and replace with other forms of greeting
Vehicle to be sanitised if used to collect participants and added to contact list.

Covid 19 PPE Equipment:

Non-Contact Thermometer
Hand Sanitiser/portable non-contact hand washing station
Alcohol wipes
Face masks
Isolating tent
Tracing Contact log
Document stating all on the production have read and understand the document in its entirety

 

COVID-19 Best Practices for Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities

Suggestions Film Crews in remote Indigenous Communities.

I would suggest as goodwill donation of sanitizers and face masks, Zinc Vitamin c.
Government Covid best practices pamphlets supplied to communities we visit. Collaborate with
stakeholders. i.e local government to deliver pamphlets and other Covid related materials to remote
communities.

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