We have compiled a list of resources to support employers and employees affected by the downturn in business caused by COVID-19, and help mitigate the impacts on our industry and economy.
This includes actions that the Government of BC and Government of Canada are taking to help businesses and individuals through their plans, the COVID-19 Action Plan and the Economic Response Plan, respectively.
From access to credit and financing, to getting help to pay your employees and certain taxes, there are lots of supports available, and more on the way from government and the private sector.
Please visit each organization’s website for details.
For a list of COVID-19 Tourism Business Support Programs, current as of March 4, 2021:
The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is a long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery. Each program will be delivered in their respective regions.
If you have symptoms and may have been exposed to COVID-19, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, to help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for the virus. You can complete the assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
To arrange for further assessment or testing, call your local primary care provider or 8-1-1, or for deaf or hard of hearing call 7-1-1.
In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, BC’s Ministry of Health, and other industry partners, we have created an FAQ. This will be continually updated, providing information from BC, national, and international partners to give you the information you need as it relates to travel and tourism. It will help you answer questions from your staff, visitors, and partners.FAQs
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