SVG Publishes Audio Section of ‘COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide’

SVG has added an Audio section to the COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide, which was published earlier this month. This new Audio section of the guide deals with handling and cleaning microphones and audio equipment, such as radios, and how to mike up talent safely. CLICK HERE to read the Audio section now.

After several months of meetings with industry leaders discussing the return of sports production during the COVID-19 pandemic, this guide is designed to provide guidance for those who may have questions about how to approach some of the challenges that our industry is facing, given the requirements for safety protocols, social distancing, and more. In addition the Audio section, this guide has been divided into seven sections: Personnel Management, Compound Design, Compound Entry, Entering & Exiting the Truck, Third Party Providers, Catering, and Vests/Access Wear.

Please note that this guide is simply a starting point for your own organization’s internal discussions, as we are well aware that the wide range of sport productions cannot be served by one document. In addition, please stay tuned for additional sections to be added in the coming weeks.


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