Film Permit Office – Repeal of COVID-19 Regulations

30 June 2022

Film Permit Office – The Minister of Health has repealed Regulations 16A, 16B and 16C of the Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions.

This includes regulation of gatherings, travel into the country and mandatory face masks to contain the spread of COVID-19.

In light of the Government Gazette (dated 22 June 2022) production companies will no longer need to provide SHEQ COVID risk assessments and mitigation plans when applying for a film permit from the City of Cape Town’s Film Permit Office.

Please note: Should there be any change in the status quo; the above arrangements will have to be reviewed within the context of any revised regulations.
Further, note that:

–  Notwithstanding the above, production companies are still required to comply with all relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation providing for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the activities of persons at work.

– Productions companies are not precluded from implementing any production specific COVID mitigation measures they may be required to have in place due to contractual obligations/foreign client requirements.

For more information on the above, please contact the CTFPO on Tel: 021 417 0599/2025 email: