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Provincial Update 7 Jan 2021



Provincial Health Order Extended


By order and direction of the PHO, individuals and businesses in BC must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. All events & social gatherings are suspended to reduce the transmission of COVID -19 related to social interactions and travel. 

The order is in effect until February 5, 2021 at midnight.

 More information can be found here.  

BC COVID-19 Recovery Benefit 


The BC Recovery Benefit is a one-time direct deposit payment for eligible families, single parents or individuals. Benefit eligibility is based on net income from your 2019 tax return. This benefit is a tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for eligible individuals. You must apply to receive the benefit, and you have until June 30, 2021 to apply:

Online Commercial Emergency Rent Subsidy Application

The Commercial Emergency Rent Subsidy online application process is NOW OPEN and will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible. 

 Click Here to fill out now! 

Other Important Links 

BC's Response to COVID-19
Phase 3 Restart Plan
Supports for Business
Provincial Health Officer orders
Employment Standards & Workplace Safety
Residential Tenancies
Small business is the backbone of our local economy and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are suffering. It's important to support the small businesses in our backyard. If you want to share a story of community support or a shout out to your staff, please send it to manager@aschamber.com