Despite Coronavirus cases in the UK still rising by hundreds each day, the country is slowly reopening in a bid to restart the economy and lift pressure on its people’s mental health. In a new lift of restrictions, a selection of major productions set to be filmed in the UK can now recommence. The British Film Commission and British Film Institute have joined forces to outline a number of strict guidelines for filming safely and has been signed off by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.
In addition to film, television productions with a cost of over £1 million GBP per episode (or roughly $1.8 million AUD), will also be covered by these rules and are able to return to filming.
According to Screenrant, these guidelines will of course include physical distancing, safety training as well as temperature tests for all on set. However whilst the rules have been passed, it will still be up to the discretion of the production studio whether they continue. This includes Warner Bros. which is in the process of filming the likes of The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Fantastic Beasts 3.
The Batman was originally slated to drop in June, 2021, however due to the pandemic, it will be pushed back to October 2021.
Stay tuned for further developments.