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WorkSafeBC Guidelines for Re-Opening – Prince George

View a recording or read the slide deck of the May 19 WorkSafeBC presentation on safe re-opening, hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. Industry-Specific Protocols WorkSafeBC confirmed that the following specific industry protocols will be available sometimes this week: Child care Non regulated health care Gym/fitness/tanning Piercing and tattoos Resources for Disinfectant Occupancy Information Calculating and maintaining the maximum number of people in a store to support physical distancing.  It is challenging to calculate the number of people that can be in a store while practicing physical distancing. Nevertheless, it is critical to evaluate how many people

Professional Business Advice for Women

The Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) can help when you have a specific question, you’re struggling with a certain aspect of your business or you just need someone to point you in the right direction. Their professional Business Advisors have experience and training in a multitude of business areas. If they can’t answer your questions, they can refer you to industry experts. As a non-profit, the WEC’s passion is empowering women entrepreneurs with personalized support – and most of their advisory services are complimentary for all BC women! Please note that due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, all Business Advisory

Business Loans for Women

The Women’s Enterprise Centre offers business loans for women-owned businesses in BC. Whether you’re just starting out, purchasing a business or growing your business, we can help. As a development lender, they exist to help women access the financing they need to succeed in business. Their loans are different from those of traditional lenders because their loans are bundled with free, ongoing, professional business advice, business skills training and access to mentors. You may qualify with them even if you don’t qualify with another lender! Learn more at

BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before. Under B.C.’s Restart Plan, government will work closely with public health officials, businesses and labour organizations to lift restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity, while closely monitoring health information to minimize the risk to the public. Restarting economic activity will look different in B.C. than in other jurisdictions, because only a small number of sectors in the province were closed by public health order. Many

WorkSafeBC Return to Safe Operations Guide

WorkSafeBC recognizes the importance of worker safety as businesses look to resume operations following COVID-19 related work stoppages or interruptions. The following materials provide employers with information and resources to assist them in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized at their workplace. Employers need to develop a plan that reduces the risk of exposure. That plan will address how: Your workplace is organized and arranged Some specific activities are carried out You clean and sanitize Changes and precautions will be communicated to everyone at the workplace Read the WorkSafeBC Return to Safe Operations

Northern BC Tourism Resiliency Program

Northern BC Tourism Resiliency Program The Northern BC Tourism Resiliency Program provides support to tourism businesses located in the North Coast Regional District, Regional District of the Kitimat Stikine, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Peace River Regional District, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Stikine Region. Our efforts will provide businesses in Northern BC with meaningful, hands-on guidance to weather the immediate impacts of COVID-19 while building lasting resiliency practices for our industry. Our region is a vast area that spans along Highway 16 from Tete Jaune Cache west to Haida Gwaii, and north to the Yukon

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