As Brampton moves into Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening our Province
, businesses across our city are tackling the challenges involved in adapting to the “new normal” of operating during a pandemic.
Whether your business is getting ready to reopen, 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 reopen 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
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.
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 as you reopen
Have you considered how to effectively communicate your reopening plans to your customers? Find resources and best practices for marketing in the time of COVID-19.
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
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