COVID-19: Information and resources for businesses

Provincial Health Officer restrictions and guidelines

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, individuals and businesses must follow restrictions and guidelines.

Provincial Orders, Notices and Guidance

Read about province-wide restrictions

Provincial plans and guidelines

We will continue to keep the community informed of service level adjustments. To receive information by email, subscribe to e-west.

Province of British Columbia's Restart Plan

BC Economic Recovery Plan

WorkSafeBC: Returning to Safe Operation Guidelines

temporary outdoor business areas

Council has endorsed a program to enable West Vancouver businesses to accommodate more customers, while operating in a safe manner in accordance with Provincial guidelines. 

Temporary Outdoor Business Areas

COVID-19 Impact Assistance Program

The Community Grants program helps residents of West Vancouver by providing funding assistance to non-profit organizations offering programs and services residents need.

COVID-19 Impact Assistance Program

Helpful resources

Federal government support and resources

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Guidance Documents

Trade Commissioner Service: Resources for Canadian Businesses

Export Development Canada: What Canadian Exporters Need to Know About COVID-19

Relief funding

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund helps small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. Learn more.

Business organizations

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the BC Chamber of Commerce, Small Business BC, Community Futures British Columbia, and Economic Development Association of BC are lobbying federal and provincial governments to introduce more immediate economic supports including relief from fixed business costs, employment measures, tax relief, prompt government payment to vendors and further policy review.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

BC Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Businesses

The British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network provides information for the tourism sector during this pandemic and for building resilience over the longer term.

British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network

Local business organizations

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association

Horseshoe Bay Business Association

More information

Connect North Shore

The District of West Vancouver is working together with the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) to support residents impacted by COVID-19. 

Connect North Shore was created to link residents to community resources including information for those in need and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help. 

Visit the Connect North Shore webpage

How businesses can help

We ask everyone in the community to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is spread through contact.

For our local businesses, the following guidance may help prevent exposure and contagion in the workplace:

  • increase awareness about and communicate to staff about COVID-19.
  • encourage frequent hand washing hygiene, practice respiratory etiquette (cough and sneeze into your sleeve) and self-isolate when ill
  • provide access to handwashing facilities and place hand sanitizing dispensers in prominent locations throughout the workplace, if possible
  • actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • perform routine environmental cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the workplace

Guidance from health authorities

With the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, information and advice from health authorities can change quickly. Please regularly visit their websites:

Vancouver Coastal Health

Information for Food Premises

BC Centre for Disease Control

Public Health Authority of Canada

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