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 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/health/0624n06/

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/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 Team covid19info@gov.nl.ca 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
COVID-19 Self-Assessment https://www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment/

 

Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html
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

 

Industry/Workplace Resources:

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/

NEWS:

 

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:


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:

  1. Sign up for My Business Account or Represent a Client
  2. Register for Direct Deposit for your payroll account
  3. 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

From: Department of Finance Canada

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

 

Support for Businesses

 

Economic Response Plan – Cost and Implementation


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.