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COVID-19 update: Filming

Working safely

The UK government has confirmed that the film and TV industry can continue to work throughout the lockdown.

The British Film Commission (BFC) has published guidelines on how the industry can work safely. These were drawn up in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with input from crew, crew representatives, industry bodies, unions and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

To ensure that we can give you the best possible advice regarding your shoot, and to seek approval from relevant council departments, we would advise you to call us before submitting an application.

The BFC has published guidelines Working Safely during COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production

Film London has published guidelines COVID-19 Guidance for location filming in London  (pdf, 936 KB).

Updated: 12 October 2021