CORONAVIRUS – SAFETY & SUPPORT

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COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

● Camera Branch condensed safety info: 10+10 – what to ASK & what to DO

● Camera Branch anonymous COVID-19 Safety Reporting Form
Open to both members & non-members to report concerns about health & safety with regard to Covid-19. The branch will be monitoring this closely – however any member who has immediate concerns or needs to talk to an official should contact BECTU directly on covid19@bectu.org.uk or call 020 7346 0900 during office hours.

● BECTU Guidelines for Features & TV Drama

● BECTU Guidelines for Factual, Entertainment and Outside Broadcast

BECTU OB Network COVID guidance

● British Film Commission Film and High-end TV Drama guidance

● APA Guidelines for Commercials

Government guidance for reporting of coronavirus incidents in the workplace. Under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013), your employer is obliged to report a ‘dangerous occurrence’ if an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus, and must also report any actual cases or deaths that happen as a result.

Joint Statement from Camera Branch, the BSC, the ACO, & the GBCT, 12th May 2020.

Letter from Spencer MacDonald, the National Secretary of BECTU, outlining the union’s approach to Covid-19 safety, 4th May 2020.

 

CONTRACTS & RATES

● Bectu Unfair Contractual Terms Reporting Tool – use this to let Bectu know about unreasonable contract changes with regard to Covid-19.

● Bectu Covid-19 Return-to-Work Rates Monitoring Tool – let Bectu know if employers are asking for lower rates as you go back to work.

 

TRAINING

● Screenskills Coronavirus Basic Awareness training – free on-line learning module, takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

● Screenskills Safe Return to Set seminars:

 

GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE:

Bectu officials will be available to speak with you throughout this difficult period, so if you have any questions get in touch – phone 020 7346 0900 or email covid19@bectu.org.uk.