Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of further national restrictions to operate throughout England from Thursday 5th November 2020, the Secretary of State for DCMS has confirmed that ‘The changes mean people should work from home where possible. But where this is not possible, travel to a place of work will be permitted – e.g. this includes (but not exhaustive) elite sport played behind closed doors, film & tv production, telecoms workers’. Therefore, both the British Film Commission and Creative England are advising that Covid-secure film and TV production operating under British Film Commission or Broadcaster Guidance can continue in England under the new restrictions.
The Bottle Yard Studios is committed to assisting our tenants and visiting productions to work in a safe environment. These are exceptional circumstances and the industry must comply with the latest Government advice on Covid-19 at all times. As a multi-occupancy site, all occupiers, clients, tenants, staff, contractors and visitors have a collective responsibility to ensure that Government working guidelines are consistently adhered to. It is imperative that strict working practices are implemented to achieve our common goal to keep people safe and able to work.
‘The Bottle Yard Studios Covid-19 Site Operating Procedure’ document intends to outline a clear demarcation of responsibilities between the Studio and our Tenants and Productions. It has been signed off by Bristol City Council’s Corporate Health & Safety team.
Guidance within this document is based on a number of Government and industry issued guidance papers including Public Health England (PHE), World Health Organisation, British Film Commission, BECTU, pact and Bristol City Council. The document should be read in conjunction with TBYS’ Site Health & Safety Policy and Covid-19 Risk Assessment and used to develop your own / your company’s working Covid-19 Risk Assessment.
Download the The Bottle Yard Studios Covid-19 Site Operating Procedure document here.
Updated: Thursday 5 November 2020