Performing Artists are often involved in scenes requiring physical contact, including kissing, and as such, require health and safety considerations to prevent the potential spread of communicable diseases. For example, what are the responsibilities of artists with HIV or Hepatitis B & C in such situations? And what are employers responsible for?

These are complicated questions and answering them involves considering employment law, criminal law and privacy legislation. The following information is intended to provide a brief overview of the issues.

Artists and Communicable Diseases Booklet PDF