Covid19 Updates

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.
Mandatory Safety Rules-V2

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.