After the re-opening, what is it going to be like filming in Liverpool from a production service point of view?
Filming in Liverpool and the rest of the UK is building momentum as the result of lockdown easing measures announced by the UK government. As of July 10th, the UK’s borders are reopening and measures that were put in place during lockdown are finally easing. This will be seen as progress for the many workers across the world looking for signs of a recovery, both in public health and in the global economy. The controversial fortnight quarantine has been scrapped for a total of 59 countries, a list which may come to grow in the days ahead. The full travel corridor list and up to date information can be found here.
Travel insurance will now cover productions working between these countries. This is reassuring news for an industry picking itself up from a fallow Spring period and looking to get back on its feet.
As ever, please get in touch with us if you’re considering how this will affect your production, since this is a constantly developing situation. The so-called lockdown easing ’travel corridors’ will help to bring international business back to Liverpool and the rest of the UK, news that many businesses in the city will find a relief considering the drastic changes the industry has experienced these past few months in lockdown. Borders reopening is great news for those yearning for a bit of optimism in the gloomy news cycle of late.
The country remains vigilant however and is better prepared than ever now, both psychologically and materially, with excellent infrastructure in place to combat the spread and prevent a second spike in infection rates. As a Liverpool fixer, we’re confident that Liverpool has what it takes to get back on its feet. Britain’s film industry representatives have been supportive and have done their utmost to maintain the integrity of the industry. The creation of a new on-set role dedicated entirely to the maintenance of social distancing – the covid supervisor – has certainly helped foster confidence in speeding up the move towards ‘back to business’.
Manchester Fixer’s Liverpool production service specialists are ready to take on the challenges ahead. The UK’s approach to prevention of coronavirus transmission has been met with a dedicated and risk-averse zeal. Already, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and cinemas are equipped with the necessary precautionary measures. Let Manchester Fixer’s covid supervisors take care of your set – here’s how. As well as sanitising surfaces and social distancing by 2 metres, clear screens can be used to separate areas behind the scenes, ‘cohort’ bubbles of one or more departments may access the set only at allotted, staggered times, and departments have each developed their own best practice approach to sanitation and social distancing. With the UK’s lockdown easing measures, these methods are continually subject to change, but Manchester Fixer is keeping abreast of all the latest developments and with our world-class workforce we can provide the safest and best Liverpool production service possible for your production.
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