Resources for operating your business in the new normal

As Brampton moves into the Grey-Lockdown Level of the Government of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Businesses across our city are tackling the challenges involved in adapting to the “new normal” of operating during a pandemic.
Whether your business is open, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, you don’t need to face these challenges alone. The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need to weather these unprecedented times, and maybe even identify some potential areas for growth.
This page will be updated regularly with resources to support you in re-opening and recovering.

How to safely run your business

The health and safety of staff and customers must remain the top priority for businesses during the pandemic. Find resources and guidance to help develop your own COVID-19 safety plan.

The province, in partnership with various health and safety organizations, has also released sector-specific guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These documents help workplaces better understand their responsibilities and includes best practices they can use to help them comply with their legal obligation to protect the health and safety of workers.
Businesses that are able to open must have measures in place that can enable physical distancing, such as limiting the number of customers, offering online and curbside pickups where possible and booking appointments in advance. Businesses must also implement frequent cleaning and disinfection measures, particularly on high touch surfaces.
The government and health and safety associations have released safety guidance documents to assist employers in reopening. Businesses seeking information on personal protective (PPE) suppliers can visit the Workplace PPE Supplier Directory.
These guidelines are designed to provide you with a summary of recommended practices that can be implemented in your operation. Together with recommendations from the Region of Peel Health Department, you can ensure a safe and secure reopening:

Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace

Restart planning and strategies

For many business owners, COVID-19 has forced a quick pivot to service a rapidly changing business landscape. Find resources and best practices to develop a successful business strategy for the months ahead.
Retail Council of Canada - COVID Resources for Retailers
CFIB: COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre

Marketing tips for communicating with your customers

Have you considered how to effectively communicate to your customers? Find resources and best practices for marketing in the time of COVID-19.
Coming soon

Business Webinars

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to survive the new realities of our COVID economy. We’re here to help you get back to business.
On Demand:  Watch at your own pace
COVID-19 Business Reopening 101: City of Brampton & Region of Peel
Managing a COVID-19 Outbreak: City of Brampton & Region of Peel
COVID-19 Expert Series: Brampton Board of Trade
Explore Entrepreneurship: BEC & Sheridan EDGE





Hear from businesses that are adapting

 In light of COVID19, we wanted to lift the mood by sharing positive stories of how Brampton businesses are #CopingwithCOVID.

City of Brampton Programs & Resources


Guidance notes and tip sheets


Safety plan guidance


Safety plan template


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 Sector guidance