Screen Sector Safety Protocols & Production documents

Screen Sector Safety Protocols & Production documents

The South African Government has permitted filming under level 4 regulations from 4 May 2020, however, there are certain restrictions that have been put in place. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it the requirement for a new work protocol to mitigate the impact of the virus on the country and its people. The following protocols have been developed, in line with safety considerations provided by the South African government, by SASFED on behalf of and in consultation with all its member organizations, namely:

§ Sisters Working In Film and Television (SWIFT);
§ Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA);
§ South African Guild of Editors (SAGE);
§ South African Guild of Actors (SAGA);
§ The Personal Managers’ Association (PMA);
§ Animation South Africa (A.S.A);
§ The Documentary Filmmakers Association SA (DFA); and
§ The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO).

The following set out protocol guidelines to the film and television production sector in respect of providing a safe workplace and to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while working in the screen sector.

Sector Safety Protocols
Indemnity Form
Data Privacy Notice
Participant Notice


Given that on-screen talent and crew are required to sign the indemnity documents, we have to ensure that they are equally reassured that the Protocols will be implemented as agreed. We therefore request that no modifications to these documents should be made.

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