The Chamber Staff is back in the Office so our COVID-19 Updates (when required) will now be sent out the next morning.
Please remember to stay smart and follow the guidelines put in place.

Phase 3 - Started June 1
REMINDER TO COMPLETE YOUR OPERATIONAL PLAN and have it accessible at all business locations.
PHASE 3 Started Monday, June 1st!
Here's a quick overview of some of the  changes in pandemic restrictions.
Updates on Essential Worker Self Isolation Requirements

As of June 2, 2020, any essential worker who travels to New Brunswick is required to self-isolate.

Islanders who must cross borders for work as part of an essential service can reduce risk to themselves, their families and communities when they are home. The following guidelines are provided for   essential workers who travel to or from PEI health care providers   and   truckers   who have travel outside of the province. You will also find basic guidance for  temporary foreign workers .

Read full details HERE
Pre-Travel Approval Process Information

In accordance with the   state of emergency   that remains in effect until June 14, 2020, all non-essential travel into PEI is prohibited, and peace officers are authorized to turn person away when they attempt to enter the Province and to require persons to leave the Province immediately.

** Remember anyone wishing to travel must complete all of the Pre-Travel Approval Process.
Ottawa Pledges Millions to Promote Holiday Travel in Canada During Pandemic

Ottawa is earmarking millions of dollars to promote holiday travel inside Canada as it seeks to help the tourism industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds announced by Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday include $30 million originally earmarked for attracting foreign visitors through the federal tourism marketing agency, Destination Canada.

The money will instead be used to help provinces and territories encourage Canadians to discover their "own backyard" as the country's international borders remain largely closed due to COVID-19.

Read more HERE
CBRN Small Business Relief Fund

The Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund will provide 62 grants, each worth $10,000, to Canadian businesses to help their recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. Small business owners put everything they have into their businesses, and these grants will help give a little bit back to them.

The grants will be targeted at small, for-profit businesses that have been operating for several years and are now experiencing challenges because of COVID-19. Applications are now open on the  CBRN website  until June 12, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Watch this short video and listen to  business owners from across the country  talk about how the grant would help them stay resilient.
Open Letter To The Prime Minister From The Six Largest Business Associations

As provinces and territories begin to reopen,  Canada must prepare to transition to economic stimulus  and getting Canadians back into the workforce while ensuring their health and safety. The goal should be to encourage investment and business activities that will generate federal and provincial/territorial revenue, thereby helping to offset the extraordinarily high levels of public spending required during the pandemic.
Upcoming Workplace Harassment Regulations and the Resources Available to Employers and Workers.

With new workplace harassment regulations coming into effect on July 1, 2020, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Prince Edward Island wants to ensure that employers are prepared for the upcoming changes.

Read full press release HERE