Your Ally Support During COVID-19

Best Practices for Businesses and
Individuals During COVID-19

FOR INDIVIDUALS: Now more than ever is the time to be a responsible citizen

  • Know the facts: The BC Centre for Disease Control has the information you need and is updated regularly
  • Limit activities outside your home
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough
  • Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you do develop symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider or HealthLink BC at 8-1-1
  • If you become unwell, stay at home

FOR BUSINESSES: If the COVID-19 pandemic has you reacting to a situation you were never prepared for, you’re not alone. Many business owners are in this situation. But there are things you can do today to mitigate the impacts of the crisis.

  • Use credible and reliable sources of information to gain situational awareness and adjust your plans. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has put out an excellent guide to help businesses manage COVID-19 in Canada.
  • Be prepared for increased staff absences, either because your employees are sick themselves, taking care of a sick family member, or are looking after children because of school closures.
  • Explore ways to transition your employees to work from home. Here are some ideas.
  • Expect disruptions to the availability of essential services, materials and contractors, and plan accordingly.
  • Consider the impact of travel bans and cancellation of public gatherings.
  • Understand that many people will avoid public places altogether, like front line retail and tourist-related businesses. Many of those businesses have begun to curtail their services including closing down until further notice.
  • Explore some of our support options for helping you develop a tailored response plan.

Our "Allies"

A selection of the diverse organizations the Team
at Ally have succesfully supported.

City of Vancouver City of Delta JIBC RCMP YVR Collingwood School FortisBC Telus UBC