Tourism Richmond is committed to providing our stakeholders reliable, accurate and timely information relating to the ever-changing novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in our community. We are working closely with our tourism counterparts in Metro Vancouver and at every level of government. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the work we’re doing on your behalf.


MESSAGE FROM NANCY SMALL, CEO

Much has changed in the industry – and the world – since my last note to you in February. We were still watching the health crisis unfold in the world and wondering if it would come to our shores. Now we’re faced with a new normal for everything in our lives. As we all navigate these unprecedented times together, I wanted to keep you updated on the work Tourism Richmond and our partners are doing on your behalf, and how we are focused on supporting our community.

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GOOD NEWS STORIES

LONDON DRUGS HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES

Richmond-based retailer London Drugs will be dedicating shelf space in select stores to small businesses that have had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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THE GAMING STADIUM CONNECTS COMMUNITIES ONLINE

Richmond's only dedicated e-sports arena, The Gaming Stadium, has transformed their in-person computer gaming tournaments into Canada-wide online tournaments that now run seven days a week. 

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CITY OF RICHMOND UPDATES

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

The City of Richmond has launched a COVID-19 Business Support Centre for Richmond businesses impacted by the pandemic and seeking information about City services and initiatives. For example, they can help with pausing or renewing business licenses. Call 604-726-4114, email businesshelp@richmond.ca or click below information.

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ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

The City of Richmond has created a list of free online business directories to help customers find their favourite local businesses online. 

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DESTINATION BC UPDATES

BRITISH COLUMBIA ZOOM BACKGROUNDS

Destination BC has put together a fantastic library of virtual backgrounds for use with Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Check out their full gallery!

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WEEKLY MESSAGING UPDATE

BC'S latest pandemic modelling shows that restrictions are flattening the curve. Now is not the time to let up, though. DBC's messaging guidance this week continues to support efforts to stop the spread of the virus infection in BC. 

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GOVERNMENT OF BC  UPDATES

COVID-19 GUIDANCE TO HOTEL SECTOR

The BC Provincial Government has put together a guidance document for BC operators of hotels, motels, hostels, inns and other forms of accommodations on how to prevent the transmission of the virus. 

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COVID-19 QUESTIONNAIRE

Complete the COVID-19 questionnaire to help inform government's response to the pandemic and ensure British Columbians have the resources and information they need.

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