CPI committed to public health and personal safety
CPI committed to public health and personal safety

CPI members as part of their daily business, assess and mitigate risk for their clients, suppliers and staff and as such they wish to reassure you that their members put public health first.

They are committed to personal safety on set abiding by all HSA, EU and Government advice and regulations, and now updating their protocols to recognise the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While we deal with this particular global crisis, CPI are instigating the following criteria to mitigate against infection and contagion. This is a live document and will be updated as new information becomes available and/or regulations change. Please make sure to check the most up to date document on the CPI website.

This filming protocol covers a variety of subjects including:

  • Remote Working
  • General Common Sense Practices
  • Equipment/Props
  • Sanitation
  • Crew
  • On Set Guidance
  • Radios
  • Risk Assessment
  • Catering
  • Locations/Studio/Transport
  • Travel
  • Rushes/Post Production
CPI Filming Protocol Post Covid-19
CPI Filming Protocol Post Covid-19
Whilst the filming protocol attempts to be fully comprehensive, CPI acknowledge good guidance and common sense must be applied and utilise other sources of advice on this such as the World Health Organisation website
CPI issue Addendum specifically for Covid-19
CPI issue Addendum specifically for Covid-19

Purpose and background to this document:

To ensure that the advertiser, agency and production company entering into a standard CPI Agreement to produce a commercial have the clearest possible understanding of the financial consequences of a production being postponed, relocated or cancelled as a result of Coronavirus. The agency will only be able to enter into this agreement if the advertiser authorises them to.

Production companies and agencies are unable to insure against the effect of the Coronavirus (which is true of any communicable illness). The force majeure clause in the contract (clause 19) may or may not cover a Coronavirus cancellation (and will not cover a relocation or postponement) depending on the circumstances and so it is critical that the financial consequences of a relocation, postponement or cancellation resulting from Coronavirus are entirely clear to all parties at the point at which the production company is contracted.