Films at 59 COVID-19 Policy

In light of the situation regarding COVID-19, Films at 59 has put the following measures in place.

We recognise that this is a fast moving issue and we will keep this policy up to date in accordance with Government and Public Health England advice on a daily basis:

  • Films at 59 is able to access it’s media across 3 separate sites. This means we are able to react and continue operations should any single building need to close for a short period of time.
  • We have invested in additional technology to enable remote working for offline suites. Please talk to your project manager or a member of management if you would like to explore this option.
  • To minimise any risk to staff and clients we have asked our running team to focus on the cleanliness of the building by keeping communal areas, kitchens, and work spaces clean, hygienic and tidy.
  • To prevent the likelihood of any individual spreading a virus, our runners will no longer handle and serve food or drink to staff and clients. We encourage everyone to prepare their own food and drink and return used crockery to our kitchens. Our runners will thoroughly wash and clean these areas regularly.
  • We have temporarily removed uncovered food from communal areas such as fruit bowls etc. Refreshments will be still be available in all of our kitchens.
  • All working areas are supplied with cleaning products and wherever possible we will supply tissues and hand sanitizers.
  • We have increased the supplies in our handwashing facilities to ensure there is always enough soap, water and hand-towels throughout the day.
  • We have increased the presence of our cleaning company who will regularly clean our buildings including door handles and handrails etc using the correct cleaning products.
  • Wherever possible we encourage people to work from the same desk / room / workstation. Our scheduling teams will help support this.
  • We have invested in additional resources to enable an increase in the number of people who can work from home and will assess internal space to promote social distancing.
  • We will regularly review our travel arrangements.

FAQ and Government Advice

Preventing Infection:

Public Health England recommends that the following

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough orsneeze. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are notavailable.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or otherhealthcare environment.What to do if an employee becomes unwell and believe they have been exposed to COVID-19:
  • If the person has not been to specified areas in the last 14 days, then normal practice should continue.
  • If someone becomes unwell in the workplace and has travelled to an affected country, they should self isolate for 14 days and call 111.Returning from travel overseas to affected areas:People who have returned from an affected area should avoid attending work. They should call NHS 111 for advice and self-isolate.

    What if a member of staff / client with suspected COVID-19 has visited the workplace:

    For contacts of a suspected case in the workplace, no restrictions or special control measures are required while laboratory test results for COVID19 are awaited. In particular, there is no need to close the workplace or send other staff home at this point. Most possible cases turn out to be negative. Therefore, until the outcome of test results is known there is no action that the workplace needs to take.

    What to do if a member of staff has a case of confirmed COVID-19

    Closure of the workplace is not recommended. The management team will be contacted by the Health Protection Team who will discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and advise on the correct actions or precautions that should be taken. A risk assessment will be undertaken by the Health Protection Team and advice on how to handle the situation will based on this assessment.

    Handling post, packages or food from affected areas

    We are advised that it is safe to continue to receive packages from abroad.