ADVISORY ON COVID-19

UPDATED 1 SEP 2020

Aliwal Arts Centre (AAC), an Arts House Limited venue, appreciates your support and places utmost importance in the wellbeing and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff.

Prior to the circuit breaker period from 7 April, AAC implemented precautionary measures such as increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all venues, mandatory staff temperature logging, screening and visitor registration. During the circuit breaker period, all venues were closed from 7 April to 18 June 2020; in line with MOH and MTI advisories issued on 3 April.

From 19 June 2020, NAC announced the latest guidelines for Phase Two of Re-Opening for Arts and Culture Stakeholders available here.

We would like to share the following advisories in chronological order:

  • From 19 June 2020:

    Performances and events with audiences (“live performances”) will not resume during Phase Two, as the risk of transmission increases where large groups of people gather in an enclosed space. All TAH indoor and outdoor performance venues (theatres, concert halls and black boxes) will remain closed to such activities.

    There will a progressive resumption of other activities for Arts and Culture companies and practitioners.

    For example, venues such as studios for art-making, can be used as workplaces.

    These are subjected to Ministry of Manpower’s Requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMM) at the Workplace.

    Hence, access to these premises should be restricted to employees and authorised visitors only.

  • From 3 August 2020:

    Training classes and professional workshops including singing, voice training, speech and drama, wind and brass instrument may resume. All classes, courses and workshops must adhere to a list of requirements before they resume. Please click here to read the list of requirements.

  • From 17 August 2020:

    Special provisions have been catered for digital productions programmed and / or commissioned by National Arts Council, Esplanade, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. These digital productions can involve no more than 50 persons (cast and crew), with no more than 20 performers unmasked at any given time.

    • Notwithstanding, productions with “live” singing must not have more than 30 persons (cast and crew) involved, with no more than 5 performers unmasked at any given time.

AHL will continue to provide a safe and secure environment that our artists and audiences can enjoy.

These requirements are subject to further review based on the global situation and developments in Singapore, including changes to MOH’s advisories.

 

Please stay tuned to our websites and social media for more updates.

For general enquiries, please contact us at aac@artshouse.sg.

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