New TV studio facility has been setup with a wide range of measures in place to help enable a safe working environment during the pandemic
Twickenham Studios has opened a TV studio facility designed for a post-Covid world, with strict safety measures put in place to enable film and TV production to take place.
The facility is already being used for a “major Hollywood production” planned for release later this year.
Twickenham Studios says its ‘Studio Safe’ measures go beyond government regulations and guidelines. On top of the protocols established by the industry task force and government guidelines, Twickenham Studios is ensuring social distancing measures are in place; it’s launching a Twickenham Covid app with self-certification from all staff, crew and suppliers arriving on site; it’s installing new Covid-aware signage; and wide swipe doors to limit human movement into certain areas.
Furthermore, Twickenham Studios staff will wear certified masks and gloves and are being issued with thermometers to conduct a routine daily temperature check.
Additional cleaning staff will be hired and “rigorous new cleaning standards” observed. The studio will also have a bio-fogging specialist on standby to treat each space being hired by productions. All studios and equipment will also have localised sanitation stations at each entrance.
Piers Read, managing partner of Twickenham Studios (pictured above), said: “We are thrilled to announce the opening of a brand new TV Studio facility at Twickenham that is designed to cater to broadcasters who are in urgent need of studio space in London.”
Jeremy Rainbird, partner of Twickenham Studios, added: “The facilities are set in a secluded location in the leafy suburb of Richmond which offers several obvious advantages in these Covid-times, in contrast to more urban locations. With the measures we have introduced we think it is a perfect place for people to re-boot various production workflows by accessing the site safely and securely. We have done everything we possibly can in order to ensure the space is as safe as can be for everyone entering the site by maintaining clear protocols needed to work on set or in theatres.”