AIPRO along with key industry members has been working along with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and the many key multi-agencies on a protocol to allow the safe resumption of media work in the media sectors.
Productions are to adhere to the Mandatory Safety Rules published by IMDA.
For the many varied productions, and depending on type of genre/projects, the Comprehensive Safety Measures contains a list of practical recommendations media companies and professionals can adopt during this period.
Note: To ensure that you are constantly up to date with the latest safety guidelines, all media companies & professionals should always refer to the latest version of the Mandatory Safety Rules issued by IMDA from time to time.
Click the link for the latest FAQ that complements the Mandatory Safety Rules.
For business entities involved in content production, please take note of the following rules from 15 March 2022 onwards:
(a) All personnel (talent/performers, crew, staff) involved in media content productions as a business activity must comply with the Workforce Vaccination Measures. They may proceed, at any given time, with the following manpower limits:
- No more than 50 personnel on location, of which
- No more than 20 onscreen talent/performers may be unmasked if necessary; performers who are singing “live” must have a safe distancing of 1-metre from the next person, at any given time
(b) 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.
(c) No on-site audiences should be present on location; all personnel should comprise only talent/performers (i.e. cast) and crew.
(d) There should be no more than 5 distinct visitors per occupied household at any one time, which will affect filming.
Given the higher level of community spread during this period, the media industry is strongly encouraged to conduct more frequent Fast & Easy Testing via Antigen Rapid Testing (ART) on a weekly basis, to protect all personnel, especially onscreen talents (fully vaccinated or otherwise), who will be unmasked and required to film close contact scenes.