(updated 11 June 2021)

For media industry – 10 June 2021

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 10 June 2021 that Singapore would enter Phase 3 – Heightened Alert in two stages, on 14 and 21 June 2021 respectively. Media companies with SSIC codes starting with 58 to 63 will continue their business activities.

From 14 to 20 June 2021, companies should continue to take note of the prevailing rules carried over from Phase 2 – Heightened Alert (refer to Mandatory Safety Rules v4.2, and accompanying FAQs dated 14 to 20 June 2021):

  1. All content productions may proceed with no more than 15 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (who may be unmasked if necessary), at any given time.
  2. Companies registered with IMDA may proceed with no more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (who may be unmasked if necessary), at any given time.
  3. Filming or recording of “live” singing is allowed with no more than 2 singers (out of the 10 onscreen talent/performers) unmasked at any given time, and must observe a 2-metre safe distancing from the next person, for the following groups of companies:
    • Companies registered with IMDA per (b), who may proceed without any further action; OR
    • Companies not registered with IMDA, but are under SSIC codes beginning with 59, who are to notify IMDA using the form available under the Resources section of the Filming in Singapore page.
  4. Unmasking dispensations are to be kept strictly to the fixed cast of onscreen talent/performers (not interchangeable with other non-onscreen performing roles) for the entire production.
  5. No on-site audiences should be present on location; all personnel should comprise only talent/performers (i.e. cast), crew, and staff.
  6. Social group size is capped at 5 pax. This applies to filming in households.

From 21 June 2021 onwards, companies should take note of the following rules (refer to Mandatory Safety Rules v4.3, and accompanying FAQs, which will be published before 21 June 2021):

  1. All content productions may proceed with no more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (who may be unmasked if necessary), at any given time.
  2. Companies registered with IMDA may proceed with no more than 50 personnel on location, including no more than 20 onscreen talent/performers (who may be unmasked if necessary), at any given time.
  3. Filming or recording of “live” singing is allowed with no more than 5 singers (out of the 10 onscreen talent/performers) unmasked at any given time, and must observe a 2-metre safe distancing from the next person.
  4. Unmasking dispensations are to be kept strictly to the fixed cast of onscreen talent/performers (not interchangeable with other non-onscreen performing roles) for the entire production.
  5. No on-site audiences should be present on location; all personnel should comprise only talent/performers (i.e. cast), crew, and staff.
  6. Social group sizes will continue to be capped at 5 pax. This applies to filming in households and crew meal breaks.

𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.

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MANDATORY SAFETY RULES V4.2

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has updated a set of mandatory safety rules for filming activities during this period.

This PDF details out what you MUST DO:

Meanwhile, below are some practical guides and recommendations on how you can conduct your operations.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY MEASURES V4.2

Put together by a working group of Singapore media industry professionals (including SAMPP) together with IMDA, this Comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Measures v4.2 document contains a list of practical recommendations media companies and professionals can adopt during this period.

Safe Filming Practices for Screen Talent

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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.

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