With the current roadmaps out of lockdown, many things are changing to allow people to return to work, and our screen industry is possibly no exception.
The Australian production sector is turning their focus towards vaccinating crews and the state of Victoria has recently extended mandatory vaccination requirements to over 1m workers. With these developments, it is likely that being vaccinated against COVID-19 will be increasingly necessary to fully participate in the film and screen music industries going forward.
As a screen industry practitioner, here are some resources below to consider as we all come back to work:
- Read If.com magazine to learn more about potential changes to the Australian film industry
- APRA AMCOS is working hard to open up the live music industry with their VAXTHENATION campaign
- For more information about mandated vaccines in Victoria, read this article from the Guardian.
- Here is a direct link to Vic gov’s info site for industry and workers requiring vaccination (see Media and Film Production Workers)
Here is MEAA’s official position on vaccinations (3rd September 2021) and these are their main points:
MEAA supports vaccination, so that:
- Members have a significantly lesser chance of contracting coronavirus.
- Members have a significantly lesser chance of being hospitalised and intubated, where the coronavirus is contracted.
- Members can work in the knowledge that their colleagues are vaccinated and there is a markedly reduced chance the coronavirus can be transmitted.
- The industry projects a message that the public we entertain should feel safe when attending performances and worksites.
Click below to find out more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in your state: