COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Update! To help industry navigate winter travel questions among the latest entry requirements and road closures, Destination BC has created a new Winter Travel Guide (updated February 16). The document provides key messaging, information and infographics, and resources for BC’s tourism industry as it relates to travel to and within BC this Winter. Topics include travel routes, trip planning, transportation, visitor servicing, health protocols, entry requirements, and proof of vaccination requirements for various activities and businesses. The document will be updated as needed, as the situation evolves.

 

Please visit DestinationBC.ca for a complete list of resources. 

 

Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card: Tourism businesses can refer to the Proof of Vaccination Messaging Guidance (updated October 21) for the latest information, including industry FAQs. This document will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

Ensure your Shuswap Tourism listing, Google My Business Listings, Trip Advisor Listing, and other consumer-facing platforms are up-to-date. Advise your industry partners and community members that you are open for business and how you are meeting operational requirements.

Please note that Interior Health should remain your primary source of information in the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website for the latest information.

 

Marketing Tool Kit for Shuswap Businesses 

We have put together a digital and print assets toolkit to support local tourism operators and other related businesses during this time, and to promote consistent visitor messaging throughout our region as well as various activities and experiences that fit well within the province’s safe and respectful travel mandate. In this toolkit you will find ‘open for business’ and social distancing signage that can be printed, as well as graphics that can be used on various digital platforms including Facebook and Instagram. We encourage you download and/or print these resources and use at your discretion.

 

 

Business Resources

Shuswap Economic Development Covid-19 Resources 

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
BC Government COVID-19 Action Plan
Small Business BC
BCEDA #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses Guide 

WorkSafeBC Covid-19 Information and  Resources

BC Tourism Resiliency Network

 

Stay Informed

Health Link BC

-Health Canada COVID-19 information line:1-833-784-4397

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Destination BC

Destination Canada

Parks Canada

Government of Canada Travel Advisories 

-The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19.  You can access via call or text message 1-888-COVID19  1-888-268-4319, seven days a week between 7:30am-8:00pm.

Canada Border Services Agency

BC Centre for Disease  Control

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