This page contains links to Important Information that you may need for the financial wellness of your business with regards to COVID-19.
To find out more on The Government of Canada is response to the COVID-19, please click here.
Alert Level 2
Important Resources to Assist Your Business For Safe Return to Work:
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
|COVID-19 Update Homepage||www.gov.nl.ca/COVID-19|
|Alert Level System||https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/|
|Information Sheets for Business and Workplaces||https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/information-sheets-for-businesses-and-workplaces/|
|Business Response Teamemail@example.com or call 1-833-771-0696|
|Guidance on Cloth and Non-medical masks||https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Guidance-on-Cloth-Masks-Non-Medical-Masks.pdf|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||https://www.cdc.gov/|
|World Health Organization||https://www.who.int/|
|Hard surface disinfectants (Health Canada)||https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html|
|Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)||https://www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks/|
|Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA)||http://nlcsa.com/news/covid-19-resources.php|
|Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association (NL-FHSA)||https://www.nlfhsa.com/covid-19|
|Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)||https://cme-mec.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/|
|Forestry Safety Association (FSANL)||https://nlforestsafety.ca/covid-19/|
November 23, 2020
Canada Revenue Agency
The CRA has launched a CERS online calculator and application form that are designed almost identically to those of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The calculator guides applicants through a step-by-step process that allows them to determine the subsidy amount they can claim, based on the information they enter. The CERS web pages include detailed information about eligibility requirements, how payment periods are structured, and how the subsidy is calculated. Please click here to read to complete release.
Changes to Self-Isolation and Testing Rules for Rotational Workers
The Department of Health and Community Services is advising the public about changes to self-isolation and testing for rotational workers. Effective Wednesday, November 25, rotational workers from Newfoundland and Labrador who work in Canada and return from a site without an outbreak are now required to wait until day seven of their 14 day self-isolation period to arrange COVID-19 testing. Please click here to read the complete release outlining the details.
Important Resources to help your business:
- Pandemic Planning: Reopening for Business is available on the CCOHS website in French and English languages: www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/pandemic-reopening/ – updated August 18
- COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program is available online – updated August 13
- Nalcor COVID-19 UPDATE: Important Information for Vendors & Suppliers – updated April 24
- ConstructConnect – Delayed Projects Report and other Important resources for you – updated April 1
- Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Guidelines for Healthy and Safe Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic – updated April 7
- McInnes Cooper Coping with COVID-19: Employer FAQs – updated April 7
- Government of NL: Risk Informed Decision Making Guidance for Construction Sites Operating During COVID-19 – updated April 2
- NLCSA: Guidance Document for Employers when Performing Work in Private Residences – updated April 1
- NLCSA: What to do when physical distancing is not possible – updated April 1
- Organizations Providing Respiratory Fit Testing – updated April 1
- College of the North Atlantic – COVID-19 changes that may impact their suppliers – updated April 3
- COVID-19 Editorial Feature on ConstructConnect’s Daily Commercial News
- Grant Thornton’s 5 tips for extending cash flow amid times of uncertainty
- WorkplaceNL Webinars
- Learn how you can take advantage of the EDC Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Guarantee as it stands today
- COVID-19 and the Construction Industry – What you need to know!
- NLCSA Sample Exposure Control Plan – COVID-19
- COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool
- Canadian Construction Association COVID-19 Resources
- Payroll and COVID-19: Canadian Payroll Association
- IBC-Emergency Preparedness
- AON’s COVID-19 Response Site
- Business Continuity Guide from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- CAL LEGROW’S Business-Readiness—Corona-Virus
- WHO Getting Workplace Ready for COVID-19
- COVID-19 Sunlife Group Benefits Update
- Manulife COVID-19 FAQ
- City of St. John’s COVID-19 Updates
- City of Mount Pearl COVID-19 Updates
- Town of Paradise COVID-19 Information
- City of Corner Brook COVID-19 Updates
- Town of Gander COVID-19 Information & Updates
- Town of Grand Falls-Winsor COVID-19 Info
- Labrador West COVID-19 Info
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Application Portal
Updated April 29
The application process to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is now open.
Here’s some steps to get you started:
- Sign up for My Business Account or Represent a Client
- Register for Direct Deposit for your payroll account
- Calculate your CEWS eligibility
Proactive documentation and monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on construction projects
In view of the uncertainty in the industry, REVAY and Associates Limited encourage their clients to be proactive in identifying and documenting all issues encountered related to the COVID-19 situation as soon as they occur. This includes recording lost time and additional costs as accurately as possible in daily reports, correspondence and progress reports. It is also essential, of course, that all parties be mindful of contract notification periods. Since COVID-19 is now a known issue, it will be imperative for parties entering into new contracts, or raising new change orders, to consider the related risks and adjust their contracts accordingly. Please select revay_covid-19 to read more from them.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.
Support for Canadians
- Income Support for Individuals Who Need it Most
- Flexibility for Taxpayers
- Mortgage Default Management Tools
- Role of Financial Institutions
Support for Businesses
- Supporting Canadian Businesses Through the Canada Account
- Helping Businesses Keep Their Workers
- Flexibility for Businesses Filing Taxes
- Ensuring Businesses have Access to Credit
- Supporting Financial Market Liquidity
The Work Sharing Program
Work-Sharing program is implementing temporary special measures to support employers and employees affected by the downturn in business caused by COVID-19. The new temporary special measures are available to employers impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19. The measures allows for eligible employers to retain skilled employees and workers to remain employed during the temporary downturn in business due to COVID-19.
Access the Work-Sharing page to learn more about the program and its requirements. Access the Work-Sharing temporary special measures page to find out if you are eligible for temporary special measures.
Surety Association of Canada Recommends Digital Bonds to Minimize Impact and/or Delays Resulting from COVID-19 Crisis
In response to the ongoing and rapidly escalating crisis arising from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) has received several concerned inquiries from its members about the challenges of providing properly executed bonds during this period of uncertainty and adjustments to operational procedures and practices. Click here to find out important information that you may need for the financial wellness of your business: https://www.suretycanada.com/SAC/LATEST-ARTICLES/03-16-2020-SAC-Recommends-Digital-Bonds-During-COVID19.aspx
**As the COVID-19 situation is fluid and ever-changing, the information contained on this page may be time-sensitive. Please view the Government of Canada’s and the Government of NL’s websites for the latest updates.