PSP Production Portugal office in Lisbon reopened on the 4th of May with the Portuguese government announcing official permission to shoot in Portugal, meaning that people are now allowed to submit permits for public areas. PSP are anticipating to be shooting again in the end of May/beginning of June.
It has made some changes adapting the workplace having in mind the six-feet distance rule, despite the PSP office already having around 1,300 square feet for the small local in-house team. With good ventilation being key to preventing the spread of Covid-19, the windows will also remain open.
Other measures that PSP are adopting according government protocol include: E-casting and studio Casting (having less people on the studio per day), sanitisers in all production and technical vehicles, the use of protective masks KN95 when meeting in the office, live-streaming on set for those who do not want to attend shootings, limited crews on set and shooting in interiors. All crew departments will have their own separate areas and temperatures will be monitored on set.
Before a shoot, all shooting areas as well as those that will be use by all departments will be disinfected. There will be a limit on any food/beverage service in a preliminary stage and require own personal water bottles or beverage containers, as well as all the catering delivered to the set being in single-serving packaging.
All wardrobes will be disinfected before and after use if rented, although most of the time the wardrobe will be bought. Make-up and hair stylists are also allowed but they must use surgical masks and gloves. Before and after their sessions, actors and make-up hair stylists must wash and disinfect their hands while working with proximity, and make-up products and brushes can’t be re-used.
There is no quarantine for people after traveling if they do not show Covid-19 symptoms at arrival.