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 starting work from 2 June 2020 onwards 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.
From 22 July 2021 to 18 August 2021, companies should take note of the following rules:
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) Filming or recording of “live” singing is limited to no more than 2 singers at any given time, for companies registered with IMDA. For those not registered with IMDA, only companies with SSIC codes starting with 59 may proceed after notifying IMDA (form in the Resources section below). These singers must observe a 2-metre safe distancing from the next person.
(d) 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.
(e) No on-site audiences should be present on location; all personnel should comprise only talent/performers (i.e. cast), crew, and staff.
(f) There should not be more than 2 distinct visitors per day for occupied households under social gathering rules, which may affect filming.
(g) Registration with IMDA for higher manpower limits will be suspended for this period.