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REVISED Section 21 COVID-19 Guidelines

January 25, 2021 

The revised document includes various updates based on the Section 21 Committee’s review of the guidance document in consideration of collective experience producing under COVID-19. 
See Summary of Amendments below.

A French version of the revised document will be available shortly. 
See previous version, November 24, 2020 French Version below.

November 25, 2020

Please be advised that the Section 21 COVID-19 Guidelines were updated effective November 24, 2020. 

The revised document updates a number of links to resource materials and government advice pertaining to awareness, mandatory masking and screening requirements for employers under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act as well as resources regarding heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings and COVID-19.

June 25, 2020

As reported previously, shortly after the outset of COVID-19 in Ontario, the Section 21 Health and Safety Advisory Committee, co-chaired by your Business Agent, Jayson Mosek, began looking at return to work protocols and safe work practices for when work was able to resume in Ontario.

In early May, a COVID-19 guideline subcommittee was struck consisting of Jayson Mosek as co-chair, along with CMPA co-chair, Sean Porter, and representatives from each of the other unions/guilds, Ontario-based domestic and service producers, FilmOntario, Ontario Creates, Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), the City of Toronto film office and safety representatives from many of the US studios to look at the crafting of safe work protocols. Along with input from your departmental VPs, the subcommittee was able to convene fourteen subcommittee meetings over the course 5 days to get the ball rolling on an initial draft document. Through a truly collaborative effort, the document took shape and was submitted and approved by the MLTSD.

This document contains a wide range of recommendations, regardless of the budget or genre of production, and is geared to assist producers/employers in crafting their own production, workplace specific, policies and procedures to assist in mitigating the workplace risk of COVID-19. The recommendations include those that are general to the workplace, such as symptoms, screening, distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as departmental specific recommendations for performers, transport, the production office, those working near the camera, hair, makeup and costume.

The Union will be requiring that signatory productions provide a copy of their production specific policies and procedures on COVID-19 before the commencement of work by NABET 700-M UNIFOR Members.

The guidance document is available on the Film Safety website and the Ontario Creates “ready to roll” website.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Local office.