Major screen productions set to resume following new guidance

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Production of major TV and film projects in Wales is set to resume following Covid-19 guidance issued by Creative Wales to allow a safe return to work.

While TV and film production hasn’t been forbidden during the pandemic lockdown period, social distancing requirements and other related restrictions have made filming and production difficult.

New series’ of Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher (BBC/S4C) and Sex Education (Netflix) are amongst those listed as getting ready to start/re-start filming from the end of July onwards.

“There’s no doubt that it’s been a very tough time for the global screen industry with the pandemic bringing television productions across the world to a halt. Wales Screen, the Creative Wales service providing practical and logistical support to productions filming in Wales, has seen an increase in enquiries in recent weeks. This demonstrates there is renewed hope that the industry will get back on its feet again.”
– Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism & Sport, Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Ind, Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Last week, the Senedd debated a Culture Committee report on the impact of the pandemic on the creative industries. On 26th June, the Deputy Minister issued a statement outlining Welsh Government support offered to the sector, totalling more than £5million.