COVID-19 has had a profound impact on many industries and the audiovisual sector is no exception. Governments around the world have imposed various restrictions to try to limit the further spread of the virus, including strict rules around social distancing and travel, which have far-reaching implications for film and TV production.

The UK film and TV industry has responded by drawing up guidance documents to help film and TV programme makers film safely and to stay within wider Government guidelines.

We would like to remind members that these documents provide guidance only. Each production must be assessed on the basis of its own unique circumstances and appropriate protocols should be created for the production accordingly. 

We try to keep this page up to date. However, for the latest COVID-related updates and announcements, please visit the news page.

  • COVID Production Guidance
    • Production: Living with COVID Guidance¬†(published 28th March¬†2022).
    • BFC high-end TV & film production guidance (Last updated 28th March 2022)
    • Production Restart Scheme: self-isolation and claims
    • Testing on Productions
    • UK Screen Alliance post-production guidance
    • Close Contact Cohorts and increased screening for COVID-19 - protocol for TV production
    • Pact COVID-19 Production Restart Bible
    • COVID guidance note: Pact Equity TV Agreement (published on Thursday 15th October 2020)
    • Government Guidance
    • International travel guidance

Should you have any queries relating to any of the industry guidance that has been published to date, please contact Pact’s legal and business affairs team by e-mailing