Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, Tanya Fir, announced a new tool that will help businesses with the relaunch.
The province has created a website called alberta.ca/bizconnect that will help businesses learn more about the public health measures they need to have in place before reopening.
Fir says, “As businesses reopen, we’re committed to making sure they have the information they need to operate during the pandemic and get people back to work. We expect businesses to follow these safety measures so that we can continue to reopen our economy while protecting the health and safety of all Albertans.”
It will help keep business staff safer while working during a pandemic. The website will be continually updated as more sectors are added during the tiered relaunch. The sectors included at the moment are hair salons, barber shops, day cares, day camps, restaurants, retail, museums and art galleries, outdoor shooting ranges and more. The website will also have a platform to ask questions. It also includes information for sectors that may already be operating including: disability service providers, farmers markets, golf courses, non-essential health services, homeless shelters, industrial work camps and private/municipal campgrounds.
ir says that they have collaborated with the Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction, a portal has been added to the website this will allow businesses to provide suggestions to reduce burdensome red tape that prevents them from opening safely or easily. The website will also be linked to Business Link another free resource meant for businesses.