Currently the film shut down in BC is completely voluntary, no order from Worksafe, or the health authority has been issued telling Producers to shut down. However, in order to return to operations productions must now have a COVID-19 response plan in place.
Crew should be aware:
- It is the responsibility of the Employer, Supervisors and Employees to, read, be familiar with and follow the guidelines of each production.
- Individual Producer’s COVID-19 plans should be made available and posted for easy access by Crew and Supervisors.
- Individual Producer’s COVID-19 plans should take into account the Worksafe motion picture industry return to operation guidelines, found here: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation/motion-picture-television-production
In addition to the Worksafe guideline for return to operation, Creative BC has been facilitating the creation of a more comprehensive set of documents as a guideline for employers to use when creating a COVID-19 plan for the work place. This document will contain an overall guide for the entire industry, as well as recommendations tailored to specific departments and workplaces common to the motion picture industry. ACFC West will update the website with a link when this document is ready.
ACFC West will continue to review our signed producers return to work plans on an ongoing basis, and work to ensure the risk of infection to all crew is minimized.