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COVID-Safe Guidelines

Behind the scenes of 'Plus Ça Change' | Dir. Christopher Tuckfield

The COVID-Safe Guidelines have been developed by the Australian Screen Sector Task Force and are intended to provide support and assistance to all practitioners – from screen producers to individual workers – in the Australian screen production industry as they consider returning and recommencing productions. The Guidelines provide advice on how to eliminate and minimise the risks associated with exposure of personnel to COVID-19 while working on a production. This is a live document which offers up-to-date practical advice, drawing on a range of resources and consultation with the federal Chief Medical Officer’s team, and will continue to evolve alongside the advice of governments and sector best practice.


These Guidelines are to be used by screen productions as a framework to develop their own COVID-Safe risk mitigation plan prior to recommencing work. For enquiries relating to this document please email COVID.guidelines@screenaustralia.gov.au

COVID-Safe Studio Principles

COVID-Safe Studio Principles have been developed by a sector-wide Australian Radio Industry task force to support industry to produce live and pre-recorded content safely while COVID-19 restrictions and containment measures are in place.

These Safe Studio Principles offer up-to-date, practicable advice, drawing on a range of resources and consultation with the federal Chief Medical Officer team. It is still the responsibility of each station to ensure they are taking reasonable and practical steps to safeguard their talent and production teams.


Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Australian Directors’ Guild
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Endemol Shine Australia
Film Victoria
Fremantle Australia
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
Screen NSW
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Screen Australia
Screen Canberra
Screen Queensland
Screen Tasmania
Screen Territory
Screen West
Screen Producers Australia
South Australian Film Corporation

Radio and podcast industry sector consultation group

The Chief Medical Officers Department, Australian Department of Health
Commercial Radio Australia
The Australian Film Radio and Television School
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
First Nations Media Australia
Community Media Training Organisation
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia