Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

Recent Updates

Retail Council of Canada is working closely with the retail industry and all levels of government and health agencies to ensure the health, safety and security of all employees, consumers and citizens. Retailers are playing a vital role in ensuring Canadians get the goods they need, when they need them. As The Voice of Retail™, RCC is here to help retailers navigate through this crisis as safely and as quickly as possible.

RCC members are invited to participate in calls and webinars where we talk with experts, provide the latest information about COVID-19, regional information and any suggested best practices for retailers provided from public health authorities. To receive notices about COVID-19 information sessions, members can subscribe or contact

Relief Measures by Region

Updates and current COVID-19 measures in place both federally and in each province and territory.

Taxes and Utility Extensions

Many municipalities and utility companies have delayed their deadlines for property tax payments and utility bills.

Q & As for Retailers on COVID-19

Frequently asked questions from our members on working through COVID-19 and its operational challenges.

Is my business an essential service?

Multiple provinces have ordered the closure of non essential businesses. Find out if your business is an essential service.

Job Connect Employment Network

RCC is here to assist retailers in finding employees, while also helping displaced workers find jobs.

RCC COVID-19 Planning Checklist for Retailers

RCC has prepared a checklist for RCC members to help them plan strategies for managing COVID-19.

Additional Resources and Impact on Retail

Health and Safety Posters

RCC has created a printable resource that can be posted for employees or customers on the importance of handwashing.

The Government of Canada has also provided posters on proper hand washing and more. 

If you have specific questions, please contact the RCC team in your area:

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