With the occurrence of a few local cases of 2019-nCoV without any links to previous cases or travel history to China, SIngapore Government has stepped up its risk assessment from DORSCON (Disease Outbreak Response System Condition) Yellow to DORSCON Orange on 7 February 2020.
Under MOM’s issued advisory on the appropriate workplace measures to guide employers to continue running their operations while minimising risks of community spread of the 2019-nCoV. We have picked up some of the pointers that would be relevant for us to implement at the production sets:
- Temperature Screening on set. Before the shoot, the producer should ask all the crew onsite to test their temperatures. Crew that is unwell should not be allowed on set. If it is a full day shoot, they should be expected to take their temperatures twice a day
- Look out for respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose, and deny entry to unwell individuals;
- If possible, do make available sanitizer and masks on the set
- Ensure that the shooting locations are ventilated and are equipped with facilities for hand-washing.
- Checked with the crew if they have recent travel history to mainland China or are under leave of absence, and require travel declaration, if possible
- Manage the production size on set. If possible, reduce the manpower.
- Maintain a registration list of all crew or visitors who were on set
Conclusion – Staying United in Tackling the 2019-nCoV situation
We should at all time maintain good personal hygiene, provide a clean environment and adopt precautionary steps according to advisories issued by MOM and MOH. Please refer to https://www.mom.gov.sg/2019-ncov for more updates.