As filming resumes for some productions around the world, new safety measures and guidelines have been put in place to protect the cast and crew amid the coronavirus pandemic. Recently released Jurassic World: Dominion set photos revealed that the production, which restarted in London last month, is going all-out with its safety measures too.
Jurassic World: Dominion is among the first of Hollywood’s blockbusters to have restarted production after being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The protocols are detailed in a 107-page safety manual that covers “everything from the infrared temperature scanners the cast and crew encounter upon arrival to the vacuum-sealed meals provided by masked workers standing behind plastic partitions in the takeout-only cafeteria.” (via The New York Times)
One of the reasons cited by Universal for their decision to move forward with Jurassic World was due to the film requiring few real locations, minimum extras and a small cast. Safety protocols have cost roughly $9 million as they attempt to create a safe environment which includes securing some 18,000 COVID tests, setting up 150 hand sanitizer stations and even renting out an entire hotel.
“We are the guinea pigs who are going to take the leap,” declares Bryce Dallas Howard, who stars as Claire Dearing, as she and other members of the cast were grilled by producers and executives from the studio about what precautions were being taken. “Until now, actors were not really included in prep,” Howard continues. “But in order to get any of us on a plane, we had to thoroughly understand the protocols, who was involved and hear second and third opinions.”
Hopefully, we will get to see more optimistic updates and Jurassic World: Dominion set photos soon! The movie is slated for release on 11 June 2021.