As part of their COVID-safe production plan, ITV Studios is issuing all the crew of its hit TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! with electronic tags to ensure they keep a safe distance apart during this series.
The show is being set in Gwrych Castle, North Wales rather than New South Wales Australia this year due to Covid restrictions and producers are doing all they can to keep their team safe.
They’re using electronic proximity detectors supplied by Clearview Intelligence which light up and buzz to warn people when they are two metres away from another person. The tags also log any incidents when they occur providing a fast and efficient track-and-trace solution should anyone test positive, therefore, making it easier to identify those who have been in close proximity who would need to self-isolate.
ITV Studios’ Director of Entertainment Richard Cowles, explained, "The crew on I'm A Celebrity all wear proximity monitors that alert them when they are less than two metres away from each other, that way they can step back and safely social distance. We want to do everything we can to create the safest workplace for crew, cast and our hosts."
Clearview Intelligence has recently taken over marketing and supplying the tags, retaining UK licence holder Neil Levett to work alongside Clearview and drive the project.
“These tags are an essential tool in supporting staff to work safely in any environment,” added Nick Lanigan, Managing Director of Clearview Intelligence. “ITV Studios recognises that it makes sense from a health and safety and business continuity perspective to use the tags and help keep their staff safe.”
The EGOpro Social Distancing Solution is being used at a number of construction and transport sites since their UK introduction in March.