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COVID 19 Resources for Business

The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce (P&DCC) is urging our Members, network and community to support local businesses impacted by economic challenges caused by the virus by looking to do business with a local business first.

In light of supporting our local businesses we have created a resource page where businesses are able to post services available and residents are able to quickly determine what business services are available. For access to this resource page please see below. 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS SERVICES AVAILABLE IN OCEANSIDE AREA

To find out what services are available in the oceanside area, please visit: supporting-oceanside-businesses.com

 

REGISTER BUSINESS SERVICES OFFERED DURING COVID-19

To register your business services available during this time, please visit: supporting-oceanside-businesses.com

 SURVEY TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS RECOVERY PLAN

We need your input to determine your needs -  Business Recovery Survey

 We also encourage everyone to exercise reasonable precautions and planning in light of this pandemic.

While it is important to treat the COVID-19 pandemic with seriousness, it is also important not to compound the real challenges this virus is causing our business community by unduly curtailing and restricting our own activities locally.

Please use the updates and resources below to make sure your business, your employees and your customers stay safe and remember to "Call A Member 1st". Here is a direct link to the P&DCC Membership Directory.

 

RECOMMENDED PROTOCOLS

  • Frequent hand washing and covering your face when coughing or sneezing.

  • Stay home if you are sick (and create a culture where this is encouraged in your workplace)

  • Leverage technology and consider remote work for your team where possible.

  • Social distancing

  • BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

 

RELIABLE SOURCES

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

 

OPERATIONAL/STAFFING SUPPORT

  • Employment and Social Development Canada: Several measures are available to assist employees who have been laid off or are unable to work due to quarantine. This includes waiving the one week waiting period for EI sickness benefits and priority application processing for related claims.

  • Uber Eats: The company has created a support package to promote "contactless" delivery from local restaurants, which includes waiving delivery fees and a daily payout option to assist restaurants with cash flow.

  • Work-Sharing Program: Work-Sharing is a federal government adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. Temporary special measures have extended the maximum duration of work-sharing agreements from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for businesses affected by COVID-19.

  • Government of Canada Travel Health Notices

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT/RELIEF

 

SIGNAGE/VISUALS

 

UPDATED HELPFUL ARTICLES AND LINKS

 

P&DCC COMMUNICATION

Stay up-to-date on future P&DCC events and announcements by following our social media channels:

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