New funding will be available to B.C. businesses mandated to shutdown as of December 22, 2021, in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases. This one time relief grant ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 is available to businesses ordered to fully close, including:
- Gyms and fitness centres, pilates and yoga studios, barre and spin studios
- Bars, lounges, and nightclubs that do not serve full meals
- Event venues that can no longer hold events
This provincial grant will supplement the newly announced extension of federal support programs.