In these challenging circumstances, the NDP 2021 committee will strive to make NDP 2021 a COVID-safe and engaging experience for all Singaporeans, keeping in alignment with the Singapore COVID-19 guidelines through vaccination, safe-distancing measures and pre-event testing. To ensure safe management measures are adhered to, the number of spectators and participants at The Float @ Marina Bay for this year’s NDP will be scaled down.
This year’s National Day Parade has been designed with the home viewer in mind, and with various celebratory activities held across Singapore. To minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19, NDP 2021 will harness technology and connect performances for the first ever live-virtual performance at NDP. The same technology will be repeated in the Parade and Ceremony segment where civilian entities will participate and join the parade via virtual means.
NDP organisers have implemented a multi-layered COVID-19 prevention strategy for NDP participants. For example, on top of abiding by rigorous safe management measures such as small group sizes, all participants will be fully vaccinated and required to undergo weekly rostered routine testing, to ensure that only healthy participants are allowed into rehearsal venues.