The Producers’ Guild of India on 25th May issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the resumption of shootings in Maharashtra. This followed the virtual meeting which industry people had with Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss when permission to resume the work of film and television shootings would be granted in the state.
The guidelines mentioned in the Guild’s document are to be followed after the Chief Minister’s office grants permission to resume shooting. The 37-page document is titled ‘Back to action… cut to staying safe’. It lists down steps and measures to be taken to fight the coronavirus. The steps include observing hygiene, daily sanitisation of sets, presence of anti-COVID boys at shootings to ensure that guidelines are being observed on the sets, artistes’ staff to be not allowed on set unless there’s an emergency, etc.