PPAS Resource page for Photography Production in Singapore during COVID-19

*Updated 2 Sept 2020*

This is a constantly-updated page for information and resources pertaining to photography production work during Singapore’s COVID-19 Circuit Breaker period.

Do check back often because this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will update the resources on this page accordingly.

Contents:

QUICK GUIDE for Safe Photographic Production during COVID-19 (updated 6 July 2020)


You can download this Quick Guide here (PDF Format)

SOP for Safe Photographic Production during COVID-19 (updated 2 Sept 2020)


You can download this Comprehensive Guide here (PDF Format)

COVID-19 FAQs for Photography Businesses in Singapore (updated 17 June 2020)


You can download this FAQ here (choose Print in your browser menu > Save as PDF)

Health Declaration Form Template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_3GnXG6PjGGcARy15YzUu89GlPcJ5L-a/view?usp=sharing

*18 Aug update*:

  • Photography production can allow up to 30 people on set (including cast), and up to 10 talent/subjects can be unmasked for the shoot at any one time. THIS APPLIES TO PRODUCTIONS IN COMMERCIAL SPACES ONLY. Residential rules of maximum 5 non-household visitors still apply.
  • Unmasking allowance are to be kept strictly to talent/performers/subjects (not interchangeable with other non-onscreen performing roles) for the entire production, and masks must be re-worn for extended in-between periods between shots
  • Where it is not feasible or practical to apply 1m safe distancing between individuals, this 1m requirement can instead be enforced between groups, with each group made up of not more than 20 persons, and with no mixing between groups. Other safe management measures should also be in place.
  • Added flexibility will be given for weddings. Wedding solemnizations at home and at ROM or ROMM may take place with up to 10 persons (excluding the Solemnizer). At other venues, they may take place with up to 50 persons (excluding the Solemnizer), subject to the venue’s capacity limit based on safe management principles.

*GENERAL Phase 2 update*: SSIC 74200 is permitted to resume business in Phase 2 after 18th June 2020 2359hrs. Photography businesses intending to resume work MUST declare intent to resume operations and declare manpower information at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/ with CorpPass.

Non-ACRA registered practitioners are strongly encouraged to register your business unless you’re hired under another registered business.

Main Resource Page for almost everything related to business in COVID-19 period:

*Please note that your business CorpPass is needed for most applications.

Application for Exemption from Suspension of Business Activities
https://form.gov.sg/#!/5ed05c2cde28b7001163f2f2

Time-Limited Exemption for businesses not cleared in Phase one but still can operate with permission. (TLE for short)

Apply for Safe Entry for your business premises:
https://www.ndi-api.gov.sg/safeentry

Visitor health and safety Declaration Form example:
https://form.gov.sg/#!/5e3788ac73a1e90011942f16

General Gov advisories:

Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS)
https://www.ntuc.com.sg/sirs/

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), for business related news
https://www.mti.gov.sg/Newsroom/Updates-on-COVID-19

Ministry of Health (MOH), for general COVID-19 case numbers and updates
https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19

MOH 19th May Article regarding Phases of resuming business
https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/end-of-circuit-breaker-phased-approach-to-resuming-activities-safely

Ministry of Manpower (MOM), requirements for safe management during COVID-19
https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures

National Environment Agency (NEA), advisory on surface cleaning and disinfection for COVID-19
https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/cleaning-and-disinfection/advisories

Covid-19 Support Schemes for Companies
https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/supportschemes/immediateschemes

Hope this helps, stay safe and let us all emerge from this crisis stronger.

The PPAS Committee