The COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses of every size. This page includes information on supports, services and relief programs that can assist business owners as the situation evolves and as the economy re-opens and recovers.
Important update for owners/operators of shopping malls and retail stores:
On December 21, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, issued a statement instructing retailers to control crowding and ensure a strict two metre distance and keep to capacity limits in stores and spaces. To learn more, read the MOH's statement (PDF file) or Halton Region’s December 21 media release.
The Halton Small Business Centre is continuing to support Halton small businesses and working with our local community partners during COVID-19. Contact us for more information about our virtual services and programs. We’re here to help!
For more information, visit our Halton Business Blog (external link), follow Halton Business on Twitter (external link), follow Halton Business on Facebook (external link) or email email@example.com. For more information about supports, programs and opportunities specific to your community, please visit your local municipality’s website.
COVID-19 province-wide Shutdown
Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace
Health and Safety Association Guidance
This webinar is intended to provide businesses with key considerations for building and adapting their business strategies to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to position themselves for success in our new reality.
Times are changing, and your customer and channels strategy should evolve too. Join the Halton Region Small Business Centre and guests from Shopify and RSM Canada as we explore new channel strategies, learn how to keep your customers engaged, and other tips and techniques on navigating the new normal in retail.
In today’s COVID-19 reality, it is more important than ever for arts, culture, heritage, and non-profits to find creative solutions to engage new and existing audiences. Join the Halton Small Business Centre and Halton Heritage Services to learn how to:
Halton Regional Council By-law 47-20, making it mandatory for individuals five years of age and up to wear a non-medical mask or face covering in certain enclosed (indoor) public places, with some exemptions. The by-law is in effect as of 12:01 a.m. on July 22, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020, unless extended by Regional Council.
To support business owners and operators prepare for the new by-law, you are invited to attend an informative webinar hosted by the Halton Region Small Business Centre. Participants will hear from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, Kelly Yerxa, Halton Region Senior Legal Counsel and Jing Bo Yu, Halton Region Assistant Corporate Counsel, on a variety of topics including:
On July 24, 2020, Halton region moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening framework. Nearly all businesses and public spaces will be able to gradually reopen, with public health and workplace safety restrictions in place.
This webinar provides restaurants, personal service businesses and gyms/fitness centres in Halton with important information about reopening effectively and protecting the health and safety of customers and staff. Participants will hear from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) on a variety of topics, including:
Learn more about business resources and Federal and Provincial government COVID-19 relief funding programs for your business (December 2020).
For information about the Consolidated By-law 47-20 (including what it means for your business) and resources to assist you, please visit the COVID-19 Information and Guidance page.