UPDATED: May 21 / 2020
The importance of agriculture and the strength of the members of our association, including our associate and commercial members, are both critically important in these extraordinary times, and as the situation rapidly changes, we are making plans to support our members and the wider fairs, exhibitions, and agricultural community with information and tools. We will be regularly updating this page, please be sure refresh it each time you visit.
We have been sharing information on our social networks — Facebook — Twitter — Instagram — and keeping track, as much as we can, of government initiatives to help a variety of those affected by the financial impact of COVID-19, from farmers to small businesses to the self-employed, and more.
As the province prepares to re-open, all businesses, including fairs and exhibitions, must be mindful of protocols for health and safety. We suggest reviewing Worksafe BC, as well as these helpful links:
BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/bc_covid-19_go-forward_management_strategy_web.pdf
Key Steps to Safely Operating Your Business or Organization and Reducing COVID-19 Transmission – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/gdx/go_forward_strategy_checklist_web.pdf
Helpful links for COVID-19 agriculture information and resources:
Helpful links for health information:
- Provincially: BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Health
- Federally: Health Canada
- Internationally: World Health Organization
Helpful links for business planning and continuity:
- Tools for tourism operators from Destination BC
- Practical resources from Small Business BC
- PreparedBC: Guide for Small Business (Government of BC)
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
- Small Business BC
More information and tools will be added here or sent by email to our members. Have a suggestion or content that we should include? Please send an email to All She Wrote.