COVID-19 Working Resources

If members are photographing the infected at less than 2m there will need a mask that fits tightly around the nose and mouth and goggles to cover the eyes. The mask should have a level Ffp3 or P3 filtration. Latex gloves also.

The following links may be helpful. We will be updating it as the situation changes. (This is not an exhaustive list – if you have any other suggestions for additions, please contact

HM Government Business Coronavirus support page.

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

Reasonably-priced N95 and surgical masks.

This company provides proper, medical grade PPE to the dentist’s industry. The added bonus being that they’re extremely knowledgeable and happy to chat through exact requirements and advise properly. (Also see members discounts)

HM Government Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

20-03: Government gives ‘key worker’ status to all journalists reporting on coronavirus pandemic to the public

24-03: Journalists & photographers working in the public interest – NUJ guide

COVID-19: track coronavirus cases

Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision

Note for London based photographers: TfL has suspended all road user charging schemes to help critical workers. Press photographers fall into this scheme. Photographers covering events in Westminster can find application details here.. Quote your UKPCA card number.

Going out and photographing is not the only positive work we can do. Keeping Busy is important during this time.

There are so many things we, as photographers can be doing right now, to strengthen our position for when the crisis does end. There are so many other things to photograph than shelves devoid of toilet rolls. Need Ideas?

  • For how long have you put off updating your website? Now is the time!
  • Scanning old Films & Cataloging
  • Don’t understand social media? Learn!
  • Lots of old images that are just languishing on your disk? Edit & Upload them to a stock library!
  • Think video maybe the way forward? Time to learn to light, shoot and edit video! (use the adobe free subscription offer)

Remember: The BPPA will try to offer as much support and advice to our members as we can. Anything that we do share will have been checked before posting but, given the fast-moving nature of the crisis, we cannot promise that everything we post is as up-to-date as we would like it to be. We would therefore suggest that you don’t rely solely on advice, links and suggestions made here and that you use the information as part of your decision making process by cross-checking it with other sources.

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