(updated 9 Feb 2021)
MANDATORY SAFETY RULES
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has updated a set of mandatory safety rules for the resumption of filming activities.
This PDF details out what you MUST DO:
- Mandatory Safety Rules for Resumption of Content Productions – PDF (9 Feb 2021)
- (Additional:) Printable Infographic to use for your productions – PDF (18 Aug 2020)
(See https://www.imda.gov.sg/news-and-events/Media-Room/Media-Releases/2020/Advisories-on-COVID-19-Situation [under ‘For Media Content Production Companies’] for general advisory and https://www.imda.gov.sg/for-industry/sectors/Media/Film/Filming-in-Singapore for filming specific information.)
Meanwhile, below are some practical guides and recommendations on how you can conduct your operations.
COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
Put together by a working group of Singapore media industry professionals (including SAMPP) together with IMDA, this Comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Measures document contains a list of practical recommendations media companies and professionals can adopt during this period.
Safe Filming Practices for Screen Talent
Covid-19 Safety Advisory developed by Janice Koh & Tan Kheng Hua in consultation with the Screen Talent community and endorsed by the Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals
GENERAL INTERNATIONAL SAFETY GUIDELINES
Here are some other safety recommendations for media productions from various countries for reference.
- Philippines Film Development Council – Interim Guidelines
- Norway VIRKE Safety Guidelines
- ITV/BBC/Sky/etc Safety Guidance
- Lionsgate Safety Guidelines
- Screen Producers Australia – COVID-10 Fact Sheet – Practical Workplace Measures / (direct pdf link)
- Sweden & Denmark Production Guidelines
- BECTU Film & TV recovery plan
- NZ ScreenSafe COVID-19 H&S – Endorsed – Standard
- NZ ScreenSafe COVID-19 H&S – Endorsed – Protocols (19 May 2020) latest updated information here
- NZ Govt WorkSafe COVID-19 Risk Assessment Safety Plan
- Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG) Safe Return to Work Guidelines & Sanitisation Guides from various equipment manufacturers (ARRI, RED, Sony, Zeiss, etc)
BROADCAST JOURNALISM / DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS
- VARIETY: ‘Neighbours’ Iconic Australian Soap Opera Resumes Production
- DEADLINE: Australia’s ‘Neighbours’ Sets Safety Protocols As It Resumes Production; First Show Back Could Be Road Map For Others
- ABC News: Making TV in the coronavirus pandemic: Why the television industry is watching what Neighbours does next