CMPA-BC COVID-19 updates
BC COVID-19 Production Guide
The BC Pandemic Production Guide is now available to download from the ActSafe Safety Association and Creative BC. The link to the BC Pandemic Production Guide can also be found on the CMPA’s COVID-19 microsite, along with other provincial health and safety guidelines for the production sector.
BC government’s COVID-19 Action Plan
As part of British Columbia’s COVID-19 Action Plan, the provincial government has announced resources available to small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Click on the link below for detailed information about the BC government’s support measures of relevance to the BC production sector.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, many employees are unexpectedly taking time off work. In response to COVID-19, a new unpaid, job-protected leave has been established for employees unable to work for specified reasons relating to COVID-19. The leave entitlement is retroactive to January 27, 2020 and employees can take this leave for as long as they need it without putting their job at risk. Once it is no longer needed, this leave will be removed from the Employment Standards Act.
The CMPA strongly encourages you to speak with your local employment counsel for advice regarding whether there are any legislative changes that may impact your employment-related rights or obligations.
The following organizations also have resources on their website for BC-based business owners affected by COVID-19: