9 February 2021
The City of Cape Town’s Film Permit Office would like to alerted producers they no longer require permits for recces on parks and beaches.
Amendments to the National State of Disaster regulations, announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa late in December, prevented public access to beaches and parks..
Filmmakers are allowed to use beaches and parks as film locations under the regulations.
In order to ensure compliance, the Film Permit Office recommended that production companies apply for a film permit to recce beaches, parks, greenbelts and swimming pools.
This was to avoid any issues with law enforcement patrolling the areas as required by the Disaster Management Act regulations.
Under the national state of disaster declaration, film industry is declared an essential service and can use public spaces as workplace.
In addition, filmmakers are allowed to use beaches and parks as film locations under the regulations.
The film sets and other production workspaces within Cape Town are bound by strict COVID-19 protocols as contained in the Film Permit Office’s Standard Operating Procedures.
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