COVID Corner

Here you can find updates and information on COVID-19, including related Guild or industry announcements.

We will also be sharing update from ScreenSafe. Visit ScreenSafe for important COVID-19 Health & Safety documentation and guidance for productions. Each production is required to register with ScreenSafe here – please read about these requirements carefully in the Protocols.

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Easing of Restrictions 

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Friday 1st April 2022 The following changes were announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2022. The Omicron outbreak has now peaked, or is about to peak, in most of the country. This, combined with high vaccination rates and reduced…
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COVID-19 ‘Red’: New Support Schemes for Businesses and the Self-Employed

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The Government is providing two schemes – one provided by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the other by Inland Revenue – that can provide financial support for self-employed people and businesses who have been directly…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Omicron Phase 3 Update

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1 March 2022 Last week New Zealand entered Phase 3 of the Omicron outbreak. We now have thousands of new daily cases and this is expected to increase over the next month or so. The intention of Phase 3 is to ease the pressure on Government…

Screen Industry COVID-19 H&S Protocols – Omicron Update

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Friday 4th February 2022 ScreenSafe has updated the COVID-19 Protocols to align with some minor Government updates and with updated information in regards to the Omicron variant. As we’ve all heard, the Omicron variant is highly infectious…

ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocols Review – The Traffic Light System

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14 December 2021 The Traffic Light system is designed for living with COVID-19 in the community. This is of course a huge mind-shift for everyone, but it is built on the foundation of one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Overall,…
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Screen Industry COVID-19 Protocols – Traffic Light Update

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Friday 3 December 2021 Hi and welcome to the Traffic Light system! The following areas are currently in the RED level: Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki districts, Gisborne district,…

Traffic Light System Update

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24th November 2021 As per the governments announcements on Monday afternoon, please note the following: New Zealand to Enter the New Traffic Light System on 3rd December The whole country will be moving into the new system at 11.59…
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Screen Industry Guidance – Likely Implementation of the Traffic Light System

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17 November 2021 As announced today, it is expected that on the 29th of November, Cabinet will move both Auckland AND the rest of the country into the RED Traffic Light System “shortly thereafter”. ScreenSafe are currently rewriting…