Last Reviewed: 09:04 | November 01, 2022
The introduction of rapid testing, PCR and of course the vaccine has steered our industry in to a new normal.
Guidelines vary from country to country however actors should be prepared to take a PCR test up to 72 hours before their first day on set - followed by a lateral flow on the day of.
Tests are usually conducted on the location of production, or in rare cases a member from the Covid-Safety team will visit your home.
It is becoming increasingly likely that production may ask for your vaccination status and proof of vaccination before an audition or booking.
Some productions may only consider actors who are fully vaccinated and therefore it is essential all actors ensure their digital vaccine passports are up to date.
Not all productions will require this, however if the actor is required to travel overseas they will need to be fully vaccinated.
It is down to the production/studio to set their own Covid Safety policy. Not all productions require their cast and crew to be fully vaccinated. In some cases those who are unvaccinated may be asked to test more regularly.
The UK Government is urging citizens to take a lateral flow test before attending gatherings or events. You can pick up a box of lateral flow tests in pharmacies across the UK, or if you have coronavirus symptoms, please book a PCR test by clicking here.
Please check the expiry date of your passport and ensure there is sufficient time remaining on your travel documents.
Actors should be prepared for a 14 day self isolation / quarantine upon arrival in certain countries.
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