For a number of weeks, 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.
Update 9 February 2021: IMDA has also issued an FAQ here.
Summary of key changes for Phase 3:
- Clarification that for “live” singing as part of the production, all productions must adhere to no
more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers
unmasked at any given time; of the 10 unmasked performers, no more than 5 talent/performers
may sing at any given time. Even if the singing performers are masked, they count towards the
cap of 5 singers; further, “live” singing talent/performers are required to observe a 2-metre
distance from the next person; if the singing requires the talent singing face to face, to observe
more than 2 metres.
- Production must take note that no on-site audiences should be present on location; all personnel
should comprise only talent/performers (i.e. cast), crew, and staff. If the production takes place
where members of the public might be present, ensure to cordon off production set or area.