[PLEASE NOTE: The updated version of the Mandatory Safety Rules, corresponding FAQs, infographic, and IMDA advisory will be published soon. Please note that there are no changes to the manpower limits published for Phase 2 moving into Phase 3.]

For Phase 2 (19 June 2020 onwards till updated), media companies with SSIC codes starting with 58 to 63will 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 (1.59MB), dated 18 August 2020 (Version 3, updated from the 19 June 2020 version). Please check this page regularly for updates to the Mandatory Safety Rules.

All media companies are also to note the following rules:

(a) For companies involved in the production of programmes for broadcast and other digital media, such as TV commercials, short narratives, documentaries, feature films, requiring large crew: no more than 50 personnel on location, including no more than 20 onscreen talent/performers (unmasked), at any given time, to register with IMDA. No "live" singing is allowed at this production size. 

(b) For companies involved in all other productions: no more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (unmasked), at any given time. These companies do not need to register with IMDA.

(c) For “live” singing as part of the production, all productions must adhere to no more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 5 singing onscreen talent/performers unmasked at any given time, and must observe a 2 metre safe distancing from the next person.

(d) For the entire production, only the same fixed cast of onscreen talent/performers may unmask when needed. This is not interchangeable with other non-onscreen roles. 


  • Click here (223.81KB) for the latest FAQ dated 19 October 2020 (updated from the 19 June 2020 version) that complements the Mandatory Safety Rules.
  • Click here for the full advisory from IMDA.
  • Click here (1.07MB) for a printable infographic that can be used for your production.

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)

For queries, please e-mail info@imda.gov.sg


Over the years, Singapore’s multicultural and breath-taking landscape (9.76MB) has been showcased to the world through titles like the futuristic Equals and Hollywood blockbuster Hitman: Agent 47. Most recently in 2018, Crazy Rich Asians landed Singapore in the international limelight where it broke box office records worldwide.

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 (2.27MB), or write to info@imda.gov.sg for further enquiries.

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Last updated on: 05 Jan 2021