C-19 ESSENTIALS

All of our essential COVID-19 documents in one place to ensure those producing are carrying out the correct practical steps to create a safe working environment. 

On this page you will find: 

1. COVID Supervisor Database

2. COVID Supervisor Test

3. COVID Shooting Guidelines

4. COVID Office Guidelines

All of these documents are accessible to non-members. 

A person who passes the Assessment Test shows a good understanding of our Shooting Guidelines, however this does not qualify a person to be a COVID Supervisor automatically. They still need to prove to the producer that they have sufficient production & on shoot experience for the scale of the shoot you are undertaking. 

Please see the APA COVID Shooting Guidelines for details of the COVID Supervisor role.

The rate for a C-19 Supervisor is the rate you would normally pay the person performing the role e.g. if they are a production assistant, the production assistant’s rate applies.

We have devised an online Covid-19 Guidelines Assessment test for all members and anyone who wants to take it.  Passing the test requires the person taking it to read and comprehend how to implement the APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines V.1.6.

We have decided to make the test free to reflect the current market and assist the purpose of the Guidelines by enabling as many people as possible to take the test.

The test can be taken at any time, however once started it must be completed within 30 minutes.

We have revised our Covid-19 Shooting Guidelines, now v1.6.

With the change in government guidelines, and the input of the DCMS, we have adjusted some of the wording across the document, and clarified terminology and usage of protective equipment.

Revisions in summary:

  • Added a section – Overseas Production under APA Contract
  • Amended wording in line with government guidelines re: social distancing (two metres is still best practice but one metre is permitted where two metres is not viable, and less than one metre in some instances provided the transmission risk minimisation steps in the Guidelines are followed)
  • Added wording around 70+ year old and/or vulnerable crew and talent members
  • Clarified terminology around the phrase “PPE”
  • Itemised what is recommended for protective equipment
  • Wardrobe and HMU sections have been revised

The APA have released COVID-19 Office Guidelines.

As with the established APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines it will be updated as required.

The purpose of the Office Guidelines is to assist production companies, post production and edit houses in taking reasonable and practical steps in relation to COVID-19 to safeguard the health and safety of everyone returning to work in their office space or facility.

Government advice of course is still to work from home where you can so this guidance is for people who have to work in the office/facility now and to help others plan ahead for when a general return to the office is permitted. We hope our members find it useful.