It all started with a testing plan for a blockbuster movie and now major UK studios use our regular PCR screening programme to identify cases of coronavirus without shutting down production. We understand that the filming environment presents a number of challenges in terms of creating a testing plan and the logistics around delivering it, and our experienced network of laboratories performs hundreds of tests per day on production casts and crews across the country.
With so many people interacting, social distancing can prove impossible while filming on set or on location. For example, the team involved in hair and make-up are constantly working in close proximity, often for extended periods, with a number of individuals with limitations around how much PPE can be used. We can put together a bespoke testing plan, which will provide your cast and crew with time sensitive testing, varying in frequency and tailored to the level of risk across all staff.
In some cases, this will involve testing at a set time - perhaps after the day's filming is complete. We would also strongly recommend a regular programme of testing, varying between daily to weekly across the workforce.
Our reliable, accurate, same-day testing programme catches asymptomatic carriers who would otherwise be unaware they were contagious. With robust systems in place, the spread of the virus can be halted without having to lose even a day’s production.
The other key benefit of bespoke planning, aside from optimising the effectiveness of PCR testing, is that it delivers efficiency and cost saving. If you work in a complex environment and are considering workplace testing, please contact Ami and her team to discuss a plan.
We offer a variety of affordable plans to suit different requirements and budgets. We supply and collect as many swabs as you need, as frequently as you require. All tests are processed in ISO accredited laboratories adhering to the highest standards.
The Covid Testing Network is highly respected across the production, arts and events sector. If you'd like more information or to discuss PCR testing options for your production, please contact our Account Management team [email protected] .