What measures have been put in place to ensure that this season adheres to the guidelines of the NCDC? These are answers provided by Multichoice, the organizers of the show.
Managing the concerns and safety of the housemates and production crew is vital. The Big Brother format follows end-to-end production best practices and with the prevailing COVID-19, we have developed a COVID-19 preparedness action plan, and will implement the necessary safety measures, including but not limited to:
All shortlisted Housemates will be tested and placed in quarantine for 14 days, and only when the all-clear has been given will they be permitted to enter the house.No guests will be allowed to enter the BBNaija house or have physical contact with housemates and the number of “ninjas” will also be reduced.All audiences for live shows and evictions have been cancelled, and the presenter will host the Sunday Live Eviction Shows in an empty studio, crossing live into the Big Brother House.Establish a committee to coordinate all COVID-19 matters.
A dedicated crewmember assigned to each workspace/department will be responsible for ensuring COVID19 compliance of the production Psychologists and Medical Dr. on standby to support housemates and crew.
Solicit partnership with authorities | Government bodies to drive messaging via the BBN platformCompulsory daily temperature checks for all production crew and guests to the House.
Provide handwashing facilities and or alcohol-based sanitizers at all entry points for use by the production crew.
Make arrangements for the transportation of production crew to the House to minimize the risk of infection.
Encourage non-essential members of the production crew to work remotely, maintain only essential skeletal crew on set, and ensure that production crew members who physically work in the House run shifts.
Ensure that the physical distancing guideline of 2 meters is maintained by the production crew working in the House. Regular cleaning and disinfection of the House and production facilities especially commonly used surfaces/objects.
All staff entering house with supplies must wear masks, gloves, and shoe covers Strict observance of the daily curfew imposed by the government.