Twickenham Studios are Tier 5 fully covid safe and remain open with additional new measures in place

07.01.2021
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Covid Safe 2021

Given the recent Government escalation of the Covid 19 Nationwide lockdown and move into Tier 5, as a team at Twickenham Studios we have taken further measures to ensure the highest level of safety for our staff, clients and productions allowing us to remain fully open.

As advised by the UK Screen Alliance CEO Neil Hatton and in line with the Culture Secretary Oliver Bowden, as well as following the guidance available from BFC, the Broadcasters and the APA – we are continuing to lead the way as a Covid safe studio, following all advice that as an industry Film and TV Production can remain operational with important measures in place.

OUR NEW MEASURES

  • Sitewide installation of C02 meters in indoor working environment to ensure appropriate levels of ventilation in line with Government advice.

  • Weekly on site COVID 19 testing of ALL Twickenham Studios staff – (Government approved Coronavirus Antigen testing)

  • Onsite Covid 19 testing facility for productions and clients – (Government approved Coronavirus Antigen testing) please contact us for more info.

The comprehensive TW1 COVID STUDIO SAFE program we have previously put in place has been further dialled up with additional Total Safe Set – STAGES + SOUND post production protocols and procedures ensuring we are leading the way, protecting the safety of our TWI team, cast, crew and suppliers.

OUR EXISTING TW1 MEASURES IN PLACE

  • TW1 Covid training for all staff members is in line with full social distancing rules – so that incoming productions understand the measures and can frame risk assessments around the new protocols.

  • TW1 Covid app is in place – this features a daily self-certification from all staff, cast, crew and suppliers upon arrival on site.  This will be reviewed to ensure no access unless within the safe temperature limit. https://www.hs-compliance.org/tw1-covid-declaration.

  • TW1 Thermometers are in place to conduct a routine daily temperature check upon arrival on site.

  • TW1 Covid aware signage is in place and complex wide swipe doors safely limit human movement into certain areas.

  • TW1 Masks are worn on site by all at all times.

  • Constant hand hygiene is maintained by all.

  • 2-metre distance is maintained at all times.

  • TW1 staff will follow on set and in theatre protocols established by the industry task force and government guidelines.

  • Additional cleaning staff have been hired and are on constant vigil, ready with sanitisation procedures. We can provide audits of exactly which area have been cleansed and when.

  • We have a dedicated TW1 bio-fogging specialist on standby to treat each space being hired by productions.

  • All studios and equipment have localised Sanitation Stations at each entrance with identifying signage.

  • TW1 have deployed rigorous new cleaning standards and include hand sanitisers fitted next to each door in the whole studio complex.

  • Each TW1 space will be cleaned at the start and end of each day. In absolute alignment with green initiatives. Safe Set products will all be environmentally friendly.

  • Everyone on site receives a TW1 Welcome Covid Pack (including hand sanitiser, face mask, site map featuring colour zoned areas and all on site Covid measures listed on a STUDIO SAFE card).

  • New wall mounted digital temperature check screens have been installed on site.

  • People working on productions will be working in dedicated zoned areas and with the same team members.

 

OUR LATEST NEW TW1 MEASURES INTRODUCED

  • We are ensuring increased studio ventilation. Due to a recent Sky One production shot at the studios, across 3 months last year, we carried out design modifications ensuring key ventilation holes have been introduced on our stages.

  • Sitewide installation of C02 meters in indoor working environment to ensure appropriate levels of ventilation in line with Government advice.

  • Weekly on site COVID 19 testing of ALL Twickenham Studios staff (Government approved Coronavirus Antigen testing)

  • Onsite Covid 19 testing facility available for all productions and clients – (Government approved Coronavirus Antigen testing) please contact us for more info.

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