Coronavirus: Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

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£500 million scheme to cover COVID-related insurance costs formally launches for registrations

The Film and TV Production Restart Scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for COVID-related risks to get back into production.

The scheme makes direct compensation available to eligible pre-existing and new productions that incur costs caused by coronavirus-related losses, such as abandonment or filming delays from illnesses amongst the cast and crew.

Eligible productions will receive compensation for costs caused by coronavirus delays up to a value of 20 per cent of the production budget, with abandonment of productions due to coronavirus to be covered up to 70 per cent of the production budget. There will be a total cap of £5 million on claims per production.

Who can apply?
The funding is available to all productions made by companies where at least half of the production budget is spent in the UK.

For more information, read the Film & TV Production Restart Scheme - Scheme Rules and Film & TV Production Restart Scheme - Explanatory Notes.

How to claim?
You must make an applications via the appointed third party administrator, Marsh Commercial.

You can download the claim form from their website. Once complete, email your form along with all supporting documentation to

The deadline to register for this scheme is 23:59 (BST) on 30 April 2021 and claims will be able to be submitted up to 23:59 (GMT) 30 November 2021 for losses incurred up until 23:59 (BST) on 30 June 2021.

Future claims made under the scheme can be backdated to 28 July 2020.

First published 19 October 2020