UK government confirms film and TV production can restart

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport has confirmed to Screen that shooting for TV and film may restart, providing they adhere to social distancing guidelines.

A spokesperson told the publication: “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.”

The change comes weeks after productions were halted when the country went into lockdown back in March.

The government’s new guidelines state: “All workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open.”

Productions that do restart will have to comply with social distancing measures, maintaining a two-meter distance between staff.

The new guidelines laid out by the government will be released in full later this week.

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