PLEASE NOTE: The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 20 July 2021 that Singapore would enter Phase 2 - Heightened Alert from 22 July to 18 August 2021.

Media companies with SSIC codes starting with 58 to 63 will continue their business activities.

All companies carrying out media content production activities must comply with the Mandatory Safety Rules for the Resumption of Content Production

Please check this page regularly for updates to the Mandatory Safety Rules ("MSR") and accompanying Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") documents.

From 22 July 2021 to 18 August 2021, companies should take note of the following rules (refer to MSR v4.6 (1.10MB), and accompanying FAQs dated 22 July 2021 (273.98KB)):

(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.

 

Resources:

  • Click here for the full advisory from IMDA.
  • Click here to notify IMDA regarding your productions that involve filming or recording of "live" singing.
  • Click here (1.05MB) for a printable infographic that can be used for your production (updated version coming soon). 
  • Click here to see other FAQs for guidelines pertaining to other sectors (e.g. events and weddings).

For a list of practical recommendations for media companies and professionals to follow, please refer to the Comprehensive Safety Measures available at either of the following:

For associated sectors engaged in audio/visual production such as photography, please refer to the Safety Protocol Guidelines published by the Professional Photographers Association (Singapore)

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Over the years, Singapore’s multicultural and breath-taking landscape (8.93MB) has been showcased to the world through titles like Crazy Rich Asians, which landed Singapore in the international limelight when it broke box office records worldwide. Most recently, Singapore's futuristic architecture was used a filming location for episodes of Westworld's third season. 

With a unique blend of Asian and Western cultural influences, support from a world-class technical infrastructure, secure IP system and multilingual talent pool, Singapore is fully capable of supporting local and international filmmakers in their craft. 

For general information about filming in Singapore, please read our Guide To Filming (6.59MB), or write to info@imda.gov.sg for further enquiries.

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Last updated on: 22 Jul 2021