The studio will re-open on 15th May.
We have already had bookings placed in the studio and want to assure you we have taken government guidelines about our opening. We have done everything practical and more to ensure that we are a low risk environment.
Firstly if you have a temperature or a new continuous cough then you must not visit the studio. Or if anyone in your household has this you must not visit the studio.
We have made changes as follows to the working space.
- There is no longer any external catering (sorry) you must bring your own food. You can still make tea and coffee, one person only at a time in the kitchen and the cups need to go back into the dishwasher ie we will not touch them from the dishwasher as they will be sterile.
- The studio is large enough to allow social distancing in the meeting area and the studio so there is space for you to sit apart and maintain space when working. We have removed chairs where necessary. You must wear a face covering inside the studio if you are unable to maintain a 2m distance. You do not need to wear a face covering if you on the studio floor taking part in filming and it is part of your filming. Crew should wear face coverings if they cannot be more than 2m apart.
- We have removed towels from the washroom, now they are just paper disposables. Again not environmentally friendly however more sterile.
- We limit the number of people in the studio to the bare minimum to allow the shoot – There is lots of space to allow you to be more than 2m apart where possible. So can you have a shoot with 20 people? – no sorry – But a presenter to camera with a small crew – yes. If in doubt please call us. If you cannot maintain 2m distance you should wear a face covering unless you are being filmed. You are NOT permitted to bring people to the studio simply to watch.
- Everywhere is cleaned before you go in.
- There are hand sanitisers in the studio and washing facilities as normal.
- You can leave the doors open if you don’t care about sound – Front and Rear – And our aircon will also remove any particles.
- We encourage everyone to arrive in their own vehicles (we have lots of free parking) and we have suspended our station pick up service.
- We limit the time we are in the studio with you.
- We have gone back to bottled water (We removed it for environmental reasons) but have put it back short term so that you only touch your own water bottles (if that makes sense) Please write your name on them with a sharpie.
- We have suspended our make up artist – ie we cannot offer that at the moment either – But most talent can do their own.
- Please dispose of all rubbish in the bins yourself. ie People should handle their own cups, water bottles etc.
- Everyone coming to the studio must complete the online form below so that we have your contact details.