September 24, 2020

Minister Prakash Javdekar Releases SOPs For Resuming Media Manufacturing



'Minimum Physical Contact': Government SOPs For Resuming Media Production

Barring those that are in entrance of cameras all others must put on masks. (File photograph)

New Delhi:

Thermal screening at entry factors, manadatory use of face covers/masks and bodily distancing of six toes are among the many new guidelines folks working within the media manufacturing trade must adhere to as they resume work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The brand new guidelines are a part of the SOP issued by the federal government at present.

“The final ideas behind the SOP will assist create a secure working surroundings for forged and crew within the trade, Union Informataion and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar mentioned as he launched the rules.

These SOPs have been finalised after consulting the well being and residential ministries, he mentioned.

The SOP ensures sufficient distancing at shoot areas and different work locations and comprises measures together with correct sanitization, crowd administration and provision for protecting gear amongst others. Barring those that are in entrance of cameras all others must put on masks.

“‘Contact Minimisation’ is on the core of the SOP. This shall be ensured by minimal bodily contact and sharing of props, PPEs for hair stylists and make-up artists amongst others,” he added.

The federal government has additionally suggested using Arogya setu app within the SOP launched for the leisure trade.

Stressing that the movie and tv trade is a crucial a part of the financial system, Mr Javadekar mentioned that each one states will implement these SOPs.

Taking pictures for movies and TV serials was suspended in March following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has affected over 30 lakh folks within the nation.

With theatres closed, shootings on maintain and the discharge of main movies pushed indefinitely, Bollywood, say trade insiders, has misplaced over Rs 3,000 crore throughout the interval.