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5 minute readThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country, with many having to pivot operations on short notice. From infection control best practices, to social gathering restrictions and other public health and safety guidelines, it is important to stay up to date on the latest information surrounding the virus. In Canada, more than 50 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. This is good news for businesses, as this decreases the risk of infection and helps ensure they can remain open. However, should case numbers spike up again, we could see a resurgence of the virus. Many businesses that were hard hit during previous lockdowns worry that they won’t survive another. That’s why it’s critical to prepare now, should new restrictions or another lockdown occur. There are several resources available to help assess your current situation and take action for the future. For instance, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has a COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre that addresses questions around business continuity, financial support, and human resources. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) also has several COVID-19 resources such as blogs and webinars with advice on sustaining your business through disruption if another wave does, indeed, occur. The fight against COVID-19 is ongoing. To help your business stay safe and prepare for future waves of the pandemic, we’ve outlined a few things to consider for your business continuity planning.