Policy in Response to Covid-19
* updated January 2021 *
We take our responsibilities towards the health and wellbeing of our team, clients and wider community very seriously.
This policy covers actions to help reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 between those working on and attending shoots at our studios. It should be read together with our Risk Assessment and Covid-19 Safe Working Practices documents prepared with our H&S partners, First Option and available on request.
We work closely with productions to ensure each shoot is assessed for safety and tailored to specific needs with risk assessment checks and live on-set safety support available through our partnership with First Option.
This document is reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to comply with government guidelines and industry best practice.
To provide a main point of contact responsible for effective health and safety planning and actions.
To provide a detailed call sheet and risk assessment at least 24 hours before each shoot.
To provide your team with appropriate PPE - Park Village can help with sourcing supplies pre-shoot and holds a small stock of PPE on-site to ensure adequate protection for all.
To ensure production staff, crew, talent and any visitors register at reception to be checked off the production-supplied call sheet. Only those listed on the call sheet will be allowed into the studios.
Non-contact infrared temperature checks to be carried out by studio staff or Covid supervisor/Medic on set - arrangements will need to be made for anyone showing symptoms, or anyone notified by NHS Track & Trace, or anyone with a temperature heifer than 37.8c to return home.
Park Village Measures & Protocols
Where more than one production is scheduled, call times will be staggered to avoid contact and minimise risk.
With the increase in COVID transmission rates, associated with a more contagious mutation of Coronavirus, the APA recommends the testing of people scheduled to attend productions.
On-site and off-site PCR and Antigen (lateral flow) testing is available through our partnership with a DHSC approved testing provider - please get in touch for more information.
Our studio staff are tested regularly.
Ultra-fast 1GB WiFi enables live remote streaming either on or off-site through our partnership with streaming specialists to reduce numbers on-set.
All three studios have direct to garden access allowing for fresh air breaks and increased ventilation while easing flow in and out of the building and limiting interaction with Park Village staff.
External studio doors and windows within each studio and communal area can be opened to increase ventilation.
Hand sanitising stations and automatic sanitser pumps are located within each studio and at each entry point. Sinks with anti-bacterial hand soap are available in each studio to clean hands.
Pre-sanitised and individually labelled two-way radios available to aid communication across departments.
Floor markings, one way systems and fluorescent tape are available to create zones, manage flow of people and ease distancing requirements.
Clear signage throughout the building reminding everyone to keep appropriate distance and to wash hands regularly.
CAPACITIES (updated January 2021)
Each studio’s new capacity is based on usable floor space with 6 sq m per person and 30% reserved for access routes. Please take into account the amount of floor space used by your equipment and set and consult with the studio manager.
Studio 1 / The Arena - 32 people max (Inc. Styling Suite)
283 sqm - Total Space
198 sqm @ 70% Usable Space
Main Studio Space - 26
Styling Suite - 6
Studio 2 / The Stalls - 20 people max
173 sqm - Total Space
121 sqm @ 70% Usable Space
Main Studio Space - 12
Styling Suite - 4
Mezzanine Area - 4
Studio 3 / The Stables - 15 people Max
134 sqm - Total Space
94 sqm @ 70% Usable Space
EQUIPMENT & DELIVERIES
Couriers and delivery drivers to remain outside the building with deliveries held at reception and collected by designated member of production.
A large stock of In-house lighting and equipment is available, minimising deliveries and reducing risk - equipment is thoroughly sanitised and disinfected before use.
All consumables will be non-returnable.
Our trusted external suppliers have Covid-specific policies in place to ensure all hired equipment is fully disinfected before delivery.
Any equipment sub-hired through external suppliers will require 24 hrs notice (working days),
Park Village holds no responsibility for sanitation and handling of any equipment brought by client via external suppliers or crew.
Any deliveries and collections of third party equipment should be arranged in pre-allocated time slots on pre-light/shoot days and Park Village will not store any external equipment overnight.
In-house catering has been adapted to strict guidelines with fresh food prepared on-site and delivered to a collection point with individually labelled, single service recyclable/degradable containers and cutlery.
In-house catering adheres to enhanced hygiene requirements with health monitoring of catering staff and strict sanitisation rules.
Tea/coffee and filtered water refilling stations and La Spazialle Barista coffee service available in studios if required.
Individual reusable water bottles are encouraged with recyclable Life Water cans available to buy.