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.