Note: Set Scouter recommends production teams follow municipal, provincial/state, or federal guidelines on stopping the spread of COVID-19.
As per social distancing guidelines, we suggest that scouting location be done virtually when possible (i.e. video call and tour with owner). If a viewing requires a physical presence, Set Scouter suggests the following:
Limiting crew members visiting the location and ensuring that there are not too many occupants present.
For residential locations, consider having family members leave the premises (i.e. go for a walk) while the viewing is taking place
Keeping 6’ distance between people on the location
All visiting crew should wear face covers, gloves, and booties (or an alternative pair of shoes) for the duration of the scout.
Gloves should be changed if visiting multiple locations
Keep your conversations outdoors when possible
Avoid touching any door handles, fixtures or appliances in the home. If a light needs to be switched on or a door needs to be opened, ask the location owner to do so on your behalf.
Location owners should prep the space by turning on lights and opening doors
Give extra consideration to the size of the location when deciding between options, as you’ll need your crew to maintain a safe distance from each other throughout the shoot.
Communicate plans to ensure the space is kept sanitary before, during, and after the production.
Self-driving to scouts when possible. If carpooling, everyone should be in face covers, gloves, etc.
Drivers should also wipe down vehicle interiors (seats, handles, etc.) each time a person exits.