The UK government has announced that major Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, will be exempt from quarantine rules. This comes as a stimulus to try to get film production back on track in the UK back.
The UK Culture secretary Oliver Dowden made the announcement, where he desired that the initiative was meant to cover events such as the British Grand Prix.
The production of films like Mission Impossible 7 will thus be allowed to continue as planned; actors and production team would be allowed to travel to the Great Britain without the need to quarantine themselves after arrival.
The UK Culture secretary specified that those visitors would be required to stay “within a bubble” for 14 days. He went on to say that this would mean the place of accommodation and the production sites.
“Exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again,” Dowden said.
The production of the films Mission Impossible 7 and 8 was postponed in February and is currently scheduled to restart in September. Dowden said he had spoken to Tom Cruise about both productions.
Some of the productions that have been delayed because of the Covid-19 disruptions include Fantastic Beasts 3, The Batman, and the Netflix series The Witcher.
The announcement by the UK Culture secretary comes after the publication of guidelines aimed to enable the safe resumption of film and TV production. The set of guidelines defines the rules on physical distancing, safety training and temperature tests.