In response to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Singapore, the Government of the island state has implemented a “Phase 2 – Heightened Alert”.
From 16 May to 13 June 2021, Content Production companies are urged to 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 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) may proceed without any further action; OR
- Companies not registered with IMDA, but are under SSIC codes beginning with 59, are to notify IMDA using the form available under the Resources section of the Filming in Singapore page.
(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.