Haryana govt issues guidelines for film shooting

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New Delhi (NVI): The Haryana government today issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for shooting of films in the state after the country has entered its fourth stage of Unlock amid COVID-19.

The government in a statement said, “All applications seeking permission for the shooting of films would be received on the online portal and initial approval will be granted by the Director General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department.”

The approval will then be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioners concerned in which the proposed locations for shooting are mentioned in the application, it added.

According to the guidelines, all applications will include full details of locations, number of days and timing for which such permission is required on the online portal.

The statement also said, the deputy commissioner’s in consultation with the police will consider granting permission and a copy of the permit will be endorsed to the police authorities for information and necessary action.

The duration of shooting should be restricted to the minimum possible and not more than 50 people should be present.

Moreover, shooting would commence only after all the people involved are thermally scanned and are found asymptomatic.

All non-acting crew members, including supporting staff, will wear masks during the shooting and will be instructed to maintain social distancing norms as applicable, as per the guidelines.

The shooting venues should have sanitizers, soaps and water, furthermore, the members present should frequently wash their hands and social distancing norms will have to be maintained, except for the ones who are being filmed.

However, all deputy commissioners, commissioners of police have been directed to take appropriate necessary action for the implementation of guidelines and strict compliance in the state.

Haryana’s coronavirus tally rose to 68,218 after 1,792 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed it’s COVID-19 death toll to 721.

-RJV