February 01, 2021

ACTRA Toronto requires all productions
to include COVID-19 testing plans

As of January 21, 2021, ACTRA Toronto requires all productions to include plans for testing in their COVID-19 safety protocols.
To-date, the Film and television industry health and safety during COVID-19 Guideline, developed by the Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in the summer of 2020, has been very successful at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

On January 25, 2021, this Committee released an updated Guideline that speaks further to testing, ventilation, appropriate breaks and scenes that require intimacy and close contact. This update, along with the significant numbers of COVID-19 cases in the community and the new virulent strains of the virus required us to take further steps.

ACTRA Toronto performers are not permitted to work on productions in ACTRA Toronto’s jurisdiction that do not have protocols in place that have been reviewed by the Union.

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