The government is continuing its gradual, staged approach to reopening Ontario, restarting the economy and easing the necessary restrictions that were put in place to contain the spread of the COVID‑19 outbreak, as outlined in A Framework for Reopening our Province.
RTO9’s strong reliance on local and regional source markets will be an opportunity as those destinations will be among the first to recover as the lifting or continuation of travel restrictions across Canada and the globe will be different. The gradual recovery of the tourism market will require a strategic focus, here's a look at our strategy.
The Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has created a Post-Pandemic Business Playbook and a series of additional resources to help businesses on the road to recovery. Download the playbook by clicking the link below.
The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit would like to provide guidance to support owners/operators in their plans to open patios included in stage 2 of the Reopening Ontario Plan. While we have worked hard to flatten the curve, and our risk is lower, COVID-19 remains a public health threat and therefore public health measures must remain in place as we open up local businesses and services.
This stage introduces a new, regional approach to reopening, based on trends of key public health indicators outlined in the framework, including virus spread and containment, as well as health system and incidence-tracking capacity. The approach will reflect the evolving public health situation provincially and in each region. In close cooperation with our partners, Ontario’s approach will continue to be informed by the best available medical and scientific advice.
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Government announced details of stage one of "A Framework to Reopen Our Province", which will begin on May 19th, provided that public health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction.
Thank you for the help to build the most comprehensive picture of the very latest developments on the front-line. It's vital that we are able to monitor and feedback this information to the government.
During this time, it is integral that the tourism industry comes together to support one another. TIAC is committed to representing Canadian tourism businesses in the face of uncertainty and continues to advocate on behalf of the industry.
At the WSIB, we understand the impact the evolving COVID-19 situation is having on businesses across Ontario. We have announced a financial relief package worth up to $1.9 billion to help support you through this difficult time while protecting coverage for people with work related injuries or illness.
UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 SITUATION -Destination Canada
Ongoing support for the Visitor Economy
We know these are difficult times within the tourism sector. We know there is a lot of uncertainty around what our world will look like next month, next week, and even tomorrow.
Learn about how the Ministry of Health is preparing for the 2019 novel coronavirus in Ontario. Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.
EPI-Win – World Health Organization Network for Information in Epidemics
In the absence of such information rumours can spread rapidly through social media, resulting in an INFODEMIC. EPI-WIN is the WHO Information Network for Epidemics that will provide tailored information to different audiences during a public health event.
In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing to a decrease in international arrivals and receipts in 2020.
Twenty31 Consulting - COVID-19: A Strategic Approach to Address Global and Regional Tourism Management Challenges
The Covid-19 virus has evolved from its first detection in December 2019, to one of the most acute, recent threats to the global travel and tourism industry.
This unprecedented challenge has been fueled by a lack of understanding of how the disease is transmitted and the relatively long and symptom-free incubation period with the great majority unknowingly passing along the disease.