COVID-19 INFORMATION + RESOURCES
COVID-19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES AFFECTING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Starting September 13, 2021, some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for access to their venue or space. The requirements are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). Per the PHO order “Gatherings and Events – September 10, 2021”, the proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to workers at the workplace when engaged in their work activities.
Starting September 2nd, 2021, visitors to indoor public spaces must wear a face covering per the PHO order "Face Coverings (COVID-19) - September 2, 2021" .
While employers are no longer required to develop and implement a COVID-19 Safety Plan, they should instead transition to a communicable disease prevention strategy.
WorkSafeBC has developed a guide to support employers in creating a communicable disease plan. The guide includes a planning template to assist employers in understanding, implementing, communicating, and monitoring a communicable disease strategy.
TRAVEL + GATHERINGS RESTRICTIONS - BRITISH COLUMBIA
travel - CANADA
As of September 7th, travellers who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption will be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary purposes. The border remains open to foreign workers with a valid work permit, and travel restrictions are in place across all border crossings.
As of July 5th, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.
To prepare for arrival in Canada, all travellers - whether vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated - should refer to the federal COVID-19: Entering Canada requirements checklist page for detailed entry requirements.
COVID-19 TESTING FOR AIR TRAVEL
Effective January 6th, 2021, all travellers five years of age or older are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or LAMP test result to their airline prior to boarding international flights to Canada. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada and must be presented at the time of boarding. Please refer to the Transport Canada news release for full details.
RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS
We have assembled the following resources by industry for your convenience. If your issue cannot be addressed by the resources in this section, please submit your s here and our teams will ensure your inquiries are addressed and added to our FAQ section for the benefit of our community.
Creative BC has created a resource index for the motion picture, interactive, music and publishing industries that allows you to find resources that are catered to your needs.
Search by Industry
To use the Filter button, click Filter. The Filter will have an option open that says “Where“. Click the dropdown and select Industry along with “has any of” on the next dropdown. Then select your industry.
Search by your needs
If you are a seeking opportunities looking for job boards add a new filter by clicking +Add Filter, click the And option, select “has any of” on the dropdown menu and check off all that apply.
When you apply filters, the sheet will automatically sort to find the best results.
Search using keywords
Using the magnifying glass on the top right of the table, you can easily and quickly search for resources such as grants, business support or mental health resources. Just click the magnifying glass and type in keywords!
SUBMIT A RESOURCE
Did we miss a resource? Use our submission form to add a resource that is relevant to the motion picture, interactive, music and publishing industries.
CREATIVE BC REMOTE WORK PLANCreative BC has implemented a Remote Work Plan as of Monday, March 16, 2020. All staff departments are open from 9am to 5pm, providing seamless services to clients and stakeholders, with the exception that our physical office in Vancouver will be closed to walk-in traffic.
This decision reflects our commitment to employee health and well-being. It is also our intent to proactively sustain service to industry by taking physical distancing measures available and appropriate to our organization’s day-to-day activities.
All financial and administrative functions will continue without disruption and we invite clients to contact staff directly by email or phone with inquiries.
For all projects, events, activities and initiatives that are cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative BC will work with you to determine the best course of action. Creative BC staff will be in contact with you in the coming days to discuss your situation.
Here is Creative BC's policy regarding cancellations of events and activities due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
a. Non-recoverable expenses for cancelled or postponed activities will be covered. Recipients will be asked to claim these expenses through a final report.
b. Program deadlines have been extended to provide flexibility to recipients, and changes to project timelines will be allowed.
c. Funding recipients may request to replace a funded activity that is no longer going forward with another activity eligible through the program.
Please contact Creative BC staff if you have any questions or concerns, and to update us on changes to your project.