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Film and media production sector guidance

Sector guidance for film and media production businesses in Victoria.

Lockdown lifted across Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown will end at 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July. Businesses and venues can reopen with COVIDSafe measures in place and the Authorised Worker List will no longer apply. Face masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors (except at home) unless an exception applies. If you can work from home, you should work from home.

For further information, see How we work: Current restrictions.

The information on this page is not being updated during lockdown. For information on the current restrictions go to How we work: Current restrictions.

Frequently asked questions

Last updated: 25 June 2021

Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by businesses in the film and media production sector.

What are the current face mask requirements?

You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.

Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.

For a full list of settings where masks continue to be mandatory, see: Face masks.

What film and media production activities are allowed in Victoria during current restrictions?

All screen and media production, publishing and broadcasting activities are allowed, including location scouting, new screen productions, and on-site studio access, subject to the requirements of location settings. This includes face mask requirements. 

The employer must have a COVIDSafe Plan in place. Your COVIDSafe Plan should include cleaning of shared equipment.

Reviewed 22 July 2021

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