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Support for Workplaces

Industry-specific guidelines

Visit Ontario's website to find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 in Ontario. These will help employees and workers better understand how to prevent the spread and know to keep workers safe on the job.

Porcupine Health Unit guidance documents

Additional resources

In January 2021, applications will open for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will help small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the new Province-wide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.

Find COVID-19 support and other programs and services on the Government of Canada website or on the COVID-19 Help for Businesses in Ontario page.

Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from government of Ontario website.

The Timmins Economic Development Centre (TEDC) is helping businesses navigate available supports related to COVID-19. In partnership with the City and Chamber Joint Business Continuity Recovery Advisory Task Force, the TEDC is the designated hotline for individuals seeking business assistance. Contact the TEDC at 705-360-2656 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for support including:

  • Getting your business online
  • Accessing wage subsidies and low-interest loans
  • Securing funds for PPE and plexiglass installation
  • Addressing supply chain management gaps
  • Launching your productivity analysis
  • Acquiring professional services

Businesses who have questions about reopening, closures of at-risk workplaces, or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available 8:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.