covid-19 Guidelines

Protecting both cast and crew is of utmost importance. As a result, we have implemented the following guidelines to keep everyone on set as safe as possible.

Upon arrival to any production, your temperature will be taken by the assigned Producer. Should your temperature be above 38 degrees celsius, we reserve the right to not allow you on set.

We may also reserve the right to not allow you on set if:

  • You have travelled overseas in the last 14 days.
  • You are experiencing any cold/flu or other Coronavirus symptoms.
  • You have been in contact with someone that has COVID-19 or is currently being tested.
  • You have been told by the NHS Test & Trace app to self-isolate.

If you suffer from any pre-existing health conditions, are over the age of 65 or fall into one of the four at risk categories, we advise you not to attend any productions. This is however down to each person’s discretion and is the responsibility of the individual to assess their own level of risk.

We request that, where possible, Agency/Brand/Client teams do not attend production days. Contact can be made with the on set Producer/Director via telephone or video conferencing.

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Face masks and gloves should be worn by everyone on set except talent when they are on-camera. PPE will not be provided by the production team, so please bring your own. Should you not be able to provide your own PPE, please let the Producer and/or Director know at the earliest possible opportunity so they can try and arrange some for you. If you do not have the necessary PPE, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the set. For productions that last for several hours, we advise bringing a change of mask and gloves so they are not worn for a prolonged period of time. It is the sole responsibility of the individual to take and dispose of their own PPE safely at the end of each day.

 

PHYSICAL/SOCIAL DISTANCING

Based on government guidelines, we will implement a 1 metre distance rule for everyone on set. We will use floor markings to mark out spaces and avoid any unnecessary physical contact. 

Where possible a one way walk system will be implemented and we will stagger the arrival of cast to avoid crowding.

 

HYGIENE & CLEANING

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available on set. All surfaces will be cleaned at the beginning and end of each production day and we will ensure, where possible, good ventilation with doors and windows propped open. The on set Producer will be in charge of opening and closing doors and windows, so please do not touch these unless absolutely necessary. In the event of multiple cast and/or crew changes throughout the day, the set will be cleaned and sanitised before the next group of cast and/or crew members arrive.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER

The on set Producer will be responsible for making sure these guidelines are met and will carry out safety briefings as and when required. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make them known and our Producer will endeavour to help as much as possible.

For contact tracing purposes the on set Producer will keep a record of all in attendance. This information will include your name, address and telephone number and will be available to the relevant governing bodies upon request.

Gusto Media Ltd Code of Conduct: No Harassment or Discrimination 

Everyone working on projects for Gusto Media Ltd should be treated with dignity and respect. All work done for Gusto Media Ltd must be performed in a professional manner, free of any form of discrimination or harassment. Any inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. 

We expect that all companies and vendors working with Gusto Media Ltd have clearly communicated equal-employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies. Gusto Media Ltd may request a copy of these policies. 


Shoot Guidelines 

Photo and video shoots must be professional environments. Any disrespectful or inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. 


Every shoot performed for Gusto Media Ltd must adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • All work performed during a photo or video shoot must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to labour, wage and hour, and immigration laws. 
  • While Gusto Media Ltd maintains control over creative and aesthetic decisions, any concerns of a subject, their agent or other representative should be given respectful consideration. 
  • Throughout the shoot, including any related travel, photographers and videographers may not shoot anyone engaged by or through Gusto Media Ltd other than as requested by Gusto Media Ltd. 

All participants in a photo or video shoot must act professionally and refrain from harassment of any kind. Unacceptable conduct includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Any suggestion, direct or implied, that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will affect an individual’s ability to perform services for the shoot or any other Gusto Media Ltd project. 
  • Offensive comments regarding a person’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, including epithets and slurs. 
  • Physical threats or assaults. 

Anyone who has concerns about conduct occurring on a shoot may contact the Gusto Media Ltd contact listed on the call sheet for the shoot that will have been provided and/or posted on-set.