For Phase 2 – Heightened Alert, companies with SSIC codes under the Permitted Services List can continue/resume business activities. Freelancers or independent filmmakers who do not have an SSIC code may refer to MTI’s FAQs for resumption of operations here, for detailed instructions.
Students are to first refer to their respective school advisories on filming activities, as these will take precedence, and would be aligned to MOE directives.
In general student filmmakers are allowed to perform filming for schoolwork, as tertiary education institutions are continuing their operations in Phase 2 – Heightened Alert. Please note that only those from graduating cohorts who are required to produce or participate in a film as part of their examination requirements and/or coursework for graduation will be allowed to resume filming activities with the following limitations:
a. No more than 15 personnel on location; and
b. No more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (who may be unmasked if necessary), at any given time.
c. 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.
All other student productions not related to graduation requirements should abide by the prevailing regulations and safe management measures, e.g. up to 2 pax with masks on.
All filmmakers carrying out production work should comply with the Mandatory Safety Rules.
Productions with filming or recording of “live” singing are allowed for the following groups of companies:
Companies already registered with IMDA for higher manpower limits, who may proceed without any further action; OR
Companies not registered with IMDA, but are under SSIC codes beginning with 59, who are to notify IMDA using the form available under the Resources section of the Filming in Singapore page.
These productions must have 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. Even if the singing performers are masked, they count towards the cap of 2 singers. If the singing requires the talent singing face to face, they are to observe more than 2-metres safe distancing.