Matt Thornhill Photography: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Shoot/Production Guidelines

Here at the studio I am taking all reasonable and practical steps to safeguard the health and safety of everyone attending a shoot in relation to COVID

I am using the Association of Photographers (AOP) BEST PRACTICES in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic both in the studio and ‘on-location shooting’.

Click this here to see the AOP SARS CoV 2 COVID 19 Shoot Production Guidelines

Only people who are absolutely required to be present at the shoot should attend. This refers to all production staff, cast, crew, agency and client.


As part of our commitment to provide a safe working environment for all on set during the unprecedented, fast-changing COVID situation, we need to know that you have listened to or read, and understood the following statements as part of your agreement with the production company engaging you, in that:

1. You have no cause to believe that you have COVID-19 (an NHS symptom-checker can be found here) or may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

2. You have been meeting the Government COVID guidelines and 2m-distancing when not at work as defined here.

3. As far as you are aware, you have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or anyone who is showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

4. You have not travelled to, nor to your knowledge had any contact with any individual travelling from any high COVID-risk countries (as deemed by UK FCO) in the 14 days prior to the shoot.

5. You have not had a cough, or a temperature of 38 degrees centigrade or above in the last 14 days.

6. If you develop a cough or a temperature of 38 degrees centigrade or above at any point before or during or within 14 days following the shoot you will immediately inform the photographer/production company engaging you.

7. If you are over 70 years of age or have any pre-existing condition which would put yourself at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, as defined by the Government here, you must inform production.

8. You will notify production immediately should anything change as regards to the above confirmations.

9. You have either heard or read and understood and agree to abide by the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 AOP Shoot/Production Guidelines.

For clients and attendees to any of my shoots:

Fill in the below form in order to confirm you have read the above guidelines:

All information sent, will be treated in the strictest confidence

All information sent, will be treated in the strictest confidence

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