The UK Cinema Association has worked with the sector skills agency ScreenSkills to develop an online e-learning module and assessment test around COVID-19 for people working in cinema exhibition.

The Coronavirus basic awareness for cinemas resource is adapted from training originally conceived for film and television production, developed by ScreenSkills with funding from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of the Future Film Skills strategy, and the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund.

The module explains the safety measures that you might expect to find when returning to work following the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

The e-learning module will provide a basic awareness and understanding of the virus, the key personal responsibilities an employee might expect when returning to work and some of the safety measures that might be implemented at your cinema.

The completion of the module which should take around  40 minutes, with 20 minutes for the assessment online test. Those who successfully complete the assessment test at the end of the e-learning module (answering 80 per cent or more of questions correctly) gain a certificate recognising their understanding in this area.

Each cinema company and site will undertake its own set of risk assessments to identify the specific safety measures required for that cinema, employees and customers. Therefore, If you have any concerns about Coronavirus and returning to work, please contact your employer directly who will be able to provide detailed information and reassurance on the types of safety measures introduced at your cinema.

A set of Frequently Asked Questions on the resource can be found here.

To take the module, please click here

If you have any questions about the module itself, please contact James Connor at the UKCA on james.connor@cinemauk.org.uk.