COVID-19 Resources

The Town of Caledon is committed to supporting local business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Province of Ontario has released a plan to lift the remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. Roadmap to Reopen.

On September 14, 2021 the Ministry of Health released Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act.

Guidance document

Peel Public Health

Guidance and resources:

Public Health: Business

Assistance Programs

 Government of Canada Funding Programs

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Update: This subsidy is proposing targeted support for eligible hard-hit employers until March 13, 2022.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Update: This subsidy is proposing targeted support for eligible hard-hit employers until March 13, 2022.

Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario. Learn more about:

Full list from FEDDEV

Government of Canada

Full list of programs and subsidies available from the Government of Canada to support businesses affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Canada

 Province of Ontario Funding Programs

Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program

A program providing grants to eligible businesses that had to temporarily close or significantly restrict services due to modified Stage 2 health measures. Learn more.

Ontario Tourism Recovery Program

The Ontario Tourism Recovery Program (OTRP) supports eligible Ontario-based, tourism businesses in the for-profit attractions, accommodations and transportation sectors that have been hardest hit by COVID-19. Learn more.

Deadline to apply: November 10, 2021

Government of Ontario

A provincial webpage providing information and advice to help business navigate the economy during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario 


Get your business online!

Take advantage of free support from the Digital Main Street program:

digitalmainstreet.ca/shopHERE

Digital Main Street Shop Here program


News and Information

 Government of Canada

The latest information and updates from the Government of Canada.

Canada.ca/coronavirus

 Government of Ontario

Get the latest case data and updates, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario

 Region of Peel

View the latest case numbers and public health guidelines. 

peelregion.ca/coronavirus 

 Town of Caledon

Check out the latest information from the Town of Caledon.

caledon.ca/coronavirus


Training and Events

Take advantage of free online webinars and training.

Business events


Resources 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Find a PPE supplier here:

Ontario.ca/ppe

Rapid testing

Peel Public Health provides guidance on the process for rapid testing in the workplace and what to do if a positive case is detected. Learn more.

Rapid test kits may be ordered online from the Province of Ontario.

Order rapid test kits

 Safety Plan

Learn how to develop a safety plan for your business.

Develop your safety plan 

Vaccination Verification

Starting October 15, there will be two ways to verify a patron’s eligibility to enter prescribed settings.

The Enhanced Method is based on new vaccine certificates with QR codes that can be scanned by Ontario’s new Verify Ontario app. This enhanced approach to verifying proof of vaccination provides greater security and privacy protection. The QR code contains only necessary personal and health information: first name, last name, date of birth and vaccine dose information to the reader.

The app will assess their vaccine record and immediately confirm to the business or organization whether the patron is eligible for entry. Some patrons may not use this enhanced approach and opt for using the Original Method which requires a visual verification of a paper or downloaded proof of vaccination document. Both are acceptable proof of vaccine documentation.

For additional information view the Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act.

Guidance document 

Business organizations

 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)  

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

Resources (Sector-Specific)

Food / Restaurants

Tourism 

Agriculture

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

National Farmers Union Covid-19 Resources

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Covid-19 Supports

Mental Health Resources

Health and Safety

Temporary Foreign Workers

Farm Credit Canada “Rooted in Strength” Initiative

Agriculture and Food Jobs in Ontario

Masks

Masks are mandatory in Caledon as of July 10, 2020. As a business, here's what you need to do:

By July 15, 2020, develop a policy (use our template).

Post signage at all entrances (use our template).

Train your employees. 

  • Customers or visitors must wear a face covering before they enter your business AND and while they're inside.
  • Employees must wear a face covering EXCEPT in areas where the public does not have access or where the employees are behind a barrier.
  • Children under two, people who have trouble breathing, and people who are unable to remove a mask without assistance are exempt.
  • Anyone who claims that they are exempt is NOT required to provide a reason or any proof.
  • If in doubt, be sure to consult the by-law or contact us.

Make sure no one enters your establishment without a face covering.

Keep a copy of your policy handy in case one of our by-law officers asks for it.    

For more information, view the face covering by-law