COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tourism Updates and Resources

Last updated: May 19, 2020

The Public Health Agency of Canada is leading national efforts to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and working with the World Health Organization and other international partners. The Public Health Agency of New Brunswick is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the province.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and updated information and guidance will be provided on the Public Health Agency of New Brunswick’s web site as it becomes available.

We are in close communication with Destination Canada, our in-market representatives, and industry partners to ensure a coordinated response to tourism impacts. We will follow the lead of public health experts and are prepared to adjust our marketing strategies and programming as required.

Our partners at the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) have established a support line (phone and/or video) for tourism operators and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Their bilingual team will help you understand the federal and provincial programs available to you and what you qualify for. The support also includes understanding the application process as well what you will need to apply. Please call 1-833-50TIANB (1-833-508-4262) between 8:30 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday.

We are committed to keeping our tourism industry updated via this page as new information becomes available.

EXTERNAL RESOURCES – health

Public Health Agency of New Brunswick
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html

Public Health Agency of Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Protect Yourself and Others from Getting Sick (Poster)
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/PosterCL.pdf

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus/mental-health-and-coping-during-covid-19.html

EXTERNAL RESOURCES – Tourism

Coronavirus Guidance for New Brunswick Hotels
https://tourismnb.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/coronavirus-guidance-for-hotels-english-march-25-2020.pdf

Destination Canada
https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/coronavirus-updates

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick
https://www.tianb.com/en/covid-19-update

Tourism Industry Association of Canada
https://tiac-aitc.ca/_Impact_on_Tourism.html

Tourism HR Canada
http://tourismhr.ca/resources/coronavirus/

Parks Canada
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/covid-19

Réseau Veille Tourisme (French only)
https://veilletourisme.ca/

EXTERNAL RESOURCES – business

COVID-19 Operational Plan for Workplaces – template
https://www.worksafenb.ca/

A Guide for Businesses: Provincial and Federal Relief Measures
https://onbcanada.ca/covid19-guide-businesses-relief-measures/

New Brunswick’s COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/gateways/for_business/covid19.html

COVID-19 Special Projects Fund for Cultural Businesses, Artists and Arts Associations
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/services/services_renderer.201507.COVID-19_SPECIAL_PROJECTS_FUND_(SPF).html

NB at Home (Music NB)
https://www.musicnb.org/en/blog/nb-at-home-paid-opportunity-for-artists

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Resources for Canadian Businesses: COVID-19
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
https://www.canada.ca/en/atlantic-canada-opportunities/campaigns/covid19/rrrf.html

Business Development Bank of Canada
https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19

COVID-19 Development Stimulus Fund (Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada)
https://indigenoustourism.ca/corporate/tourism-development-funding-support-program/

Canadian Federation of Independent Business – COVID-19 Relief Measures for New Brunswick Business
https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/advocacy/employment-and-labour/new-brunswick-covid-19-relief-measures-for-your-business

The Conference Board of Canada https://www.conferenceboard.ca/

EXTERNAL RESOURCES – Not-for-profits

Community Investment Fund – COVID-19 Relief
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/regional_development/services/services_renderer.201492.Community_Investment_Fund_(CIF)_.html

EXTERNAL RESOURCES – Workers

Quick Reference Guide – Support for New Brunswick Workers & Students Affected by COVID-19
https://www.nbjobs.ca/sites/default/files/quick_reference_guide_covid-19_supports_en.pdf

New Brunswick Workers Emergency Income Benefit
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/promo/nbweib.html

Tourism Industry Contact Info

If you have any questions, contact Alison Aiton, Industry Relations lead at 506-238-4887 or by e-mail alison.aiton@gnb.ca

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