COVID-19 Business Supports & Resources
Let us help you find the information you are looking for. Compiled below is a list of essential resources for you and your business, from pandemic preparedness to financial supports.
How can you influence small business supports? Share what will help you most. Start here with the Small Business Centre's survey.
Ontario Business Closure Order - Support Hotline
On Monday, the province issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces and encourage non-essential businesses to find ways to help their employees work from home. The government also reminded businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public.
Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the toll-free line.
Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659
Read the news release here.
Review complete list of essential services here.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
Find updates on COVID-19 relief measures for your business.
CFIB also has provided a small business help centre which includes detailed list of frequently asked questions and answers.
Government of Canada
One-stop-shop for Canadian businesses focusing on supporting your employees, financial implications and business preparedness, business travel and events, and doing business in international markets.
If you or your employee has lost a job through due to COVID-19 business impacts, an expedited service employment service process has been implemented.
Online Application: Click here
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
On this webpage, you will find a link to a comprehensive pandemic preparedness guide created by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and additional resources.
Business Development Corporation
The BDC is offering assistance to small businesses through small business and working capital loans, reduced rates on new eligible loans, and postponement of payments for existing clients.
London Economic Development Corporation
On this webpage the LEDC lists organizations for crucial COVID-19 information, a list of local business providing supports to entrepreneurs, and economic relief.
Supporting the Small Business Community
With businesses forced to close, operate at reduced capacity, and implement social distancing our small business community needs our support more than ever.
Here are some ways we can show our support and help them stay afloat in times of economic uncertainty.
rTraction - Support London Businesses
rTraction has compiled a list of businesses who've had to close their physical locations and are operating online. Check out the list to learn how you can support these businesses online!
Do you know a business who isn't on the list? Get in touch with rTraction here.
Here is a handy list of local food businesses that are open for take-out.
Click here to view list and map
And always rate, like, share, and buy from local businesses online when possible!
eCommerce Open Office Hours - March 27th, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Drop in with your questions about eCommerce or bringing your business online.
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Public Health & Awareness Resources
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Includes information on London's Assessments Centres, guidance regarding your possible symptoms, instruction about social distancing, and further information on COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).
Includes self-assessment tool, symptoms and treatment, how to protect yourself, status of cases in Ontario, and more.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Includes national updates, prevention, helpful posters, and more.
Updated as new information becomes available