This COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide was drafted by the On Screen Manitoba Producer Committee with input from various local stakeholders. It is intended to complement the Manitoba Government COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide (scroll down to Film Production effective June 1) and the Manitoba Government’s Workplace Guidance for Business Owners.
The purpose of this Guide is to help employers, employees, contractors, visitors and subjects (including producers, cast, background performers, interview subjects, crew, guests, visitors, etc.) meet the physical distancing, cleaning and hygiene practices required by the Manitoba Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are on set, on location, in a production office or in the offices of a production company in Manitoba. This Guide provides possible approaches for a wide range of types and sizes of production. Please see additional suggested approaches for productions that involve 50 people and more in one location (Annex 1) and for “unscripted” and commercial productions (Annex 2).
This Guide is subject to change and will be updated regularly to reflect government health and safety orders and recommendations. As with all workplace health and safety requirements, Safe Work Manitoba will work with the Media Production Industry to ensure government health and safety requirements are implemented and enforced appropriately.