Film and TV production has been taken off the UK government’s coronavirus travel exemption list, meaning those arriving in Britain to participate in shoots of all shapes and sizes will need to self-isolate for 10 days.
The UK government issued new restrictions on Monday, 18th January, imposing restrictions from 4 am Monday, giving production companies no time for planning and preparation.
There is a way to reduce the self-isolation time though. Arrivals in England can use the Test to Release scheme, which means you can pay for a private coronavirus test after five days and be released from self-isolation early if you return a negative result. This does not apply to countries that are subject to a travel ban, such as Brazil and South Africa.
All production companies should always check the latest guidance on the official website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules .