Covid 19 Videography Risk Assessment

Member(s) of the public, the client, or other wedding suppliers/contractors could be at risk of contracting COVID-19, putting them at serious risk of illness. The videographer and/or assistant videographer is also at risk of contracting COVID-19, being exposed to an environment out of their control.

Paul Hunter-Rowe Wedding Filmmakers has referred closely to government guidance including but not exhaustively:

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Managing risks and risk assessment at work
Current guidance on Weddings | England
Guidance for weddings and civil partnerships: receptions and celebration events | Wales

We will follow the venue/premises Covid 19 risk assessment and guidelines throughout the day.

We always maintain a high level of personal hygiene and have taken other factors into consideration:

  • Washing hands frequently following government guidelines, including arrival and departure.
  • Hand sanitiser is used where washing hands is not possible/practical – especially when touching surfaces/objects that are at high risk of transmitting virus particles (i.e. wedding rings)
  • Maintaining a safe distance from guests wherever practical, we will adhere to a minimum of 2 metres of social distancing wherever possible.
  • Posing of groups of people must be outside, or adhere to current government guidelines around social distancing and ‘bubbles’. – it is our clients’ responsibility to advise on who is able to take part in group photos and who is bubbled with who.
  • Use of a face mask when in enclosed spaces to help protect our clients, their guests and venue staff.
  • Videographer will stop work, alert site/venue staff, leave the site/venue and self-isolate immediately if any symptoms appear.
  • Adhere to the venues health & safety policy and Covid polices.
  • We clean all equipment before and after a shoot of areas that are receiving high traffic usage or are frequent contact surfaces (such as a camera body, light stands etc).
  • All audio equipment that is used “on person” such as the Groom or Officiant, will have been sanitised and kept in an air tight bag for 3 or more days prior to the wedding day. This equipment is activated and controlled from within a clear bag so no contact other than the person wearing/holding the device is made.

I (Paul Hunter-Rowe) and my 2nd Videographer (Karl McCarthy) have had both vaccinations.

Last Updated: 16th July 2021