Film and media production services businesses must abide by current restrictions, which are summarised below.
Current restrictions for film and media production services
Record keeping applies to all Victorian workplaces.
- employers must of all workers and visitors who attend the workplace for longer than 15 minutes, including first name, contact number, date and time of visit and areas of the workplace visited
- employers are strongly encouraged to use electronic record keeping for this purpose. This includes the
- employers must keep records to show . This includes keeping logs created during the time of directions being in force in line with record keeping requirements, including work premises rosters, time and attendance records and payroll data.
- must be carried at all times when you leave home
- face masks are mandatory in airports, hospitals, large retail stores over 2000 sqm, shopping centres, indoor markets, in taxis and rideshares, on public transport, and on domestic flights to and from Victoria
- wearing a face mask is strongly recommended when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people
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Frequently asked questions
Updated: 13 January 2021
Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by businesses in the film and media production sector.
What film and media production activities are allowed in Victoria during COVIDSafe Summer?
All screen and media production, publishing and broadcasting activities are allowed, including location scouting, new screen productions, and on-site studio access.
Lawful reasons for not wearing a face mask include people whose professions require clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth, such as actors during filming.
Can sound production/recording operate on-site?
Yes. During COVIDSafe Summer all media production, publishing and broadcasting is allowed, including on-site sound production and recording.
Fitted must be worn when you are in public indoor spaces . Face masks continue to be mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles. Lawful reasons for not wearing a face mask include people whose professions require clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth, such as actors during filming.
When actors/talent have been through hair and make-up and are waiting to go in front of the camera, can they wear a face shield instead of a face mask?
In settings where a face mask is required, you must wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. This means actors or talent must wear a face mask when they have been through hair and make-up and are waiting to go in front of the camera. A face shield on its own does not meet this requirement.
Reviewed 19 January 2021