Specific COVID-19 Guidelines

These guidelines are specifically written for small crew shoots of five (5) up to twenty (20) people creating content (i.e. documentary, news crew, or other small style shoots). You should still familiarize yourself with the DTI-DOLE-DOH Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2021-0001, but this guide is meant to highlight the essential points you need to think about before and during filming.

It is important to note that this manual is a living document and has been developed to support and assist in eliminating or minimizing the exposure of all personnel to COVID-19 while working on your production or project. This document will continue to evolve based on the most recent evidence and users are advised to check the official channels of DTI, DOLE, DOH, and other government agencies for up-to-date information.


These are minimum recommended guidelines that will support departments in proper planning so that each worker will be aware of how to perform their tasks in line with the health and safety standards in the workplace or production site. Producers/Employers may employ additional stringent control measures depending on the nature of their production.


SAFE FILMING has prepared a Toolbox Talk about COVID-19. We cover the way the infection spreads, and the current recommendations on how to reduce the spread. This is a user friendly presentation designed to be delivered digitally directly to film and audiovisual workers.  This overview, tips and resources will be updated as new resources are completed and approved.