Young Visions Covid-19 Policy

This Policy is based on the practical application, within production and education settings, of the latest Public Health England (PHE) guidance and is also in-line with the TV Industry Production Guidance; And with consideration to good practice.

Risk Assessment

Young Visions will carry out a risk assessment as is normal for it’s expected activities while on site and work with site management to carry out a joint risk assessment with specificity for Covid 19.

Testing

In-line with UK Government guidance all staff under Young Visions employ are asked to take 2 tests per week as matter of prudence or where that is not possible that a test is taken the night prior to working on site.  And then daily if on-site work requires multiple-visits.

Hygiene

  • Employees should practice good hygiene by:

    • Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue, or upper sleeve, not in hands.

    • Avoiding contact with anyone with respiratory illnesses of any kind

    • Try to avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose if you haven’t recently washed your hands.

  • We will seek assurances in advance of location filming that suitable cleaning arrangements have been made in consideration of Covid 19, before producer arrives on site.

  • We will provide hand sanitiser and tissues where available to be sourced for our producers

Production

At this time, some coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. The UK Government has set out a road map (for England) to offer a route back to a more normal life. The current guidance remains that you should continue to work from home if you can; and only ‘business critical’ production activity should be taking place. ‘Business critical’ is defined as ‘activities that support the strategic objectives of Young Visions and our clients and cannot be managed remotely’. Minimal number of production crew should be employed for the activity. Young Visions should monitor whether their prescribed controls for COVID-19 are being implemented onsite, as they would for any other hazard. Social distancing should be adhered to at all times – From 4 July 2020, Public Health England advised that people should either stay 2m apart or ‘1m plus’ – which is one metre plus mitigations. These mitigations will depend on the workplace or setting. For example, installed screens, making sure people face away from each other, putting up handwashing facilities, minimising the amount of time you spend with people outside your household or bubble, and being outdoors.

If someone develops symptoms whilst at work they should go home immediately and inform their on-site liaison.

 

Travel

 

Travel should be minimised in the pre and post production phase. To preserve “personal” all preparatory work should be completed via video-communications such as Zoom, Skype or Teams. Travel for production to Education settings will be deemed as essential travel in compliance with Government Legislation. When travelling to locations for production ensure that location is open and covid-compliant. When travelling with public transport, company employees must follow prudent hygiene standards as outlined elsewhere in this policy and must wear a mask.

Vaccinations

The NHS is offering the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to people in order of who's most at risk. Young Visions will support staff in getting the COVID-19 vaccine once it's offered to them. There is no law that says people must have the vaccine and there may be some people who are advised not to have the vaccine, for example for health reasons. There's a chance someone might still get or spread COVID-19 even if they've had a vaccine. Once people are vaccinated they must still follow all guidelines and relevant policies.

 

Last Updated October 2021