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Information for tourism businesses during COVID-19

Many non-essential businesses remain closed but some services and retailers are being permitted to re-open, so long as they adhere to provincial health and safety measures (see which businesses are permitted to open here and learn more on the Government of Ontario’s website).

City of Ottawa
City of Ottawa Toolkit

The City of Ottawa’s Business Reopening Toolkit provides sector specific guidance for reopening, signage, and other resources.

City of Ottawa
City of Ottawa Property Tax Relief

The City of Ottawa has announced a penalty-free grace period until April 15, 2020 to all property owners for the 2020 interim property tax bill.

Government of Ontario
Ontario’s Sector Specific Guidance

The Province of Ontario has released guidelines geared towards specific business sectors as they slowly reopen.

Government of Canada
Government of Canada Relief Programs for Businesses

More information on assistance from the federal government for your business including wage assistance, tax relief, targeted aid, and more.

Social Media
Social Media Best Practices

Recommendations on what your business can do to provide relevant information to the public, while still maintaining a positive presence online.

As Ottawa begins the reopening phases, government agencies have laid out specific health and safety requirements to which businesses must adhere. To assist you in navigating those changes and requirements, please visit the following official resources:

Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa Public Health

Get the latest information on how to ensure safety in your workplace from Ottawa Public Health’s official website.

Government of Ontario
Ontario Workplace Health & Safety

The Province of Ontario has released safety guidelines to protect employees and the general public from COVID-19 as businesses slowly reopen.

Government of Canada
Canada’s Risk-Informed Decision-Making Guidelines

The Federal Government’s high level tool to help guide businesses as they reopen.

Supporting Our Team

As our team of dedicated professionals helps you through these hard times, we are as equally dedicated to helping them.  Ottawa Tourism is committed to supporting our employees in many ways, from ensuring they have access to mental health support at all times to organizing equally impactful social online check-ins. 

Other resources for businesses:

Destination Canada
Destination Canada

Destination Canada offers COVID-19 resources for the national tourism business community.

Destination Ontario
Destination Ontario

Destination Ontario offers COVID-19 resources for the provincial tourism business community.

TIAO
TIAO

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario offers COVID-19 resources and updates for its provincial tourism members.

COVID-19 Tourism Industry Research

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