Posted: May 22, 2020 | Chamber Press ReleasesIn The MediaMember NewsUncategorised

To assist our membership during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the subesquet Public Health Emergency we have complied the following list of information sources. You are encouraged to reference these important resources frequently as programs and services continue to evolve. (Please note that while this page was first posted in March 2020, it has been updated frequently. Last updated May 26, 2020).

Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Important information and resources from the Government of Canada regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Economic Response Plan – Support for Business: Find information about the numerous support initiatives that have been announced by the Government of Canada to support businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This includes available wage subsidies, access to credit, creating youth employment opportunities, taxes and tariffs, support for self-employed individuals, and support for various sectors.

Support For Your Business: Find the support you need for your business. Answer a few questions to get a personalized list of available supports. Complete the questionnaire here.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has launched the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economies.

CBDC Avalon West Regional Relief and Recovery Funding: The Government of Canada and CBDCs understand the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the small business community throughout the Atlantic Region. Funds have been made available to the CBDCs to provide support and assistance to SMEs through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).


Government of Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 InformationImportant information about COVID-19 and the Public Health Emergency in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Business Support Information: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to work with businesses to identify opportunities where it can support the provincial business community during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Check out the Business Support Information Page for more information on measures that have been put in place.

Provincial Business Response Team: If you require assistance navigating through the COVID-19 Alert Level System, you can contact the Provincial Business Response Team.  This team can help guide you to various resources and guidelines available on how to operate in a way that protects workers and customers from the potential risk of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Information Sheets for Businesses and Workplaces: The Provincial Government has also prepared a number of Information Sheets for Businesses and Workplaces with important information related to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Support Program for Tourism and Hospitality Industry: To assist eligible tourism and hospitality based operators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $25 million support program. 

Measures to Ease Pressures on Local Businesses: The Provincial Government has announced the deferral or waiver of a number of fees, as well as steps to reduce regulatory burden. The deferral of more than $6 million in fees will help ease some of the operational pressures facing businesses and free-up cash flow in these uncertain times.


Various other information sources:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canadian Business Resilience Service

Town of Placentia COVID-19 Updates

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

CBDC COVID-19 Response

St. John’s Board of Trade

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Industry Updates: COVID-19

World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

World Health Organization – Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Canadian Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness for Business

Trade Commissioner Service – COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

CFIB Business Helpline

BDC – Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19 

RBC – Royal Bank COVID-19 Updates for Business

Scotiabank COVID-19 Updates & Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the Placentia Chamber of Commerce by e-mail if you have any further questions and we will aim to assist you to the best of our ability.