Whilst we are very excited to share with you Chapter 104 we wanted to take this opportunity to explain how this show came into being.
The venue used was Theatre Peckham in London and these tapings occurred in late January of this year. Adam Burns from Theatre Peckham had this to say about the venue:
“Arguably London's first Covid-secure venue, Theatre Peckham prides itself on its safety record and is delighted to host Progress Wrestling, who share our values and commitment to providing a covid safe filming location.”
All PROGRESS talent and crew were tested, monitored and bubbled by an independent COVID testing organisation on top of the COVID proofing provided by the venue and their staff.
The production was carried out in accordance with all local and national governmental laws and regulations.
In accordance with our policies we had paramedics, a sports therapist and a safeguarding officer on site and socially distanced dressing rooms with female talent in a separate dressing room and their own space to prepare for their matches.
With regards those on site, both talent and crew were subject to our screening process. They all passed our Safer Vetting Procedure, which has been approved by the Ann Craft Trust and further ratified by Equity. This procedure is broken down further through our legal documentation but involves everyone being DBS checked and agreeing to abide by all our policies going forward. This is a constantly monitored situation so please do make us aware of new information. If you had things to share that are evidential of criminal activity please also contact your local police force.
The talent were communicated to before, during and after the show and, to a person, were happy with the protocols, the safety and everyone else who was on site. Nobody presented any issues with choice of personnel they were working with in or out of the ring. Feedback was that it was the nicest environment people had ever experienced on numerous occasions. With that said this is a constantly monitored situation so please do make us aware of any new information that you may have.
We are a very small team, and by extension, won’t always be immediately able to respond to things online so actively encourage you to email any concerns you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use considerate dialogue as all of us at PROGRESS working have a shared desire to bring about positive change and we are just human beings trying to do the right thing. For the many people who have contacted us privately positively, thank you.
We will continue to do everything we can to bring wrestling to you safely.
We hope you enjoy the show,