Latest Update April 17/2020
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As events continue to progress with the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses large and small are struggling with the reality of the human element of commerce. No matter how you conduct your business affairs- shopfront, online, remote or portable- business runs off of human interaction. It is therefore on the minds of Chamber members throughout the world how we respect the gravity of the global situation while still trying to survive financially.
No Chamber of Commerce will mandate or even make declarations attempting to guide- or enforce- a code of behaviour or practices for business. Having said that, the mission of the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce is to provide helps, aids and resources for businesses. To that end and effect, we have gathered a page of links to currently updated, official government and international organizations with regulations, best practices, definitions and guidelines.
In order to respect all human life while conducting business, we recommend that business owners read over these guidelines and decide for themselves the best and most attainable mixture of work-at-home, social distancing, reduced hours, changes of service and good provision and other measures to suit their situation. Whether it’s taking out a few tables (and possibly running the risk of earning less in the short term) by offering to customers social distancing at a cafe or restaurant, or providing technology to allow workers to telecommute, or even reducing broad contacts with carefully instructed and protected delivery agents, well-considered action of some kind may be necessary for good business practice.
No matter what course of action a business takes, education is key. From taking time to go over PPE and sanitation best practices, to deciding on a business plan for your company, facts, policies, guidelines and information are key
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Our Page is arranged as follows:
Being Prepared – Health Canada Best Practices for Communities and Business
***UPDATED*** Travel advisories for business travellers. Updated by the Government of Canada
WHO Guidelines for Business- Preparing the Workplace for Protection
*** UPDATED***Information for Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed from BDC
Emergency Management BC‘s Guides for Small Business, Tourism and Other Business Operations
Destination BC has provided a set of guidelines for best practices
***UPDATED***Visit the community-generated links page for information from local regions, Chambers of Commerce and organizations on resources to assist your Southern Interior Business in this time at