Safe Openings Program for Southwest Ontario Tourism Businesses

The Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation is attempting to address a study that suggests 20% of their tourism related businesses will not survive the pandemic.

Businesses that make most of their revenue from tourism related sales and activity can apply to the Safe Openings Program on September 15th. The program will award funds on a “First Come, First Served” basis until the budget is reached.

The Safe Openings Program will reimburse businesses for up $1,000 of costs they incurred to meet the safety requirements for reopening. That includes things such as signs, plexiglass, and hands-free technology, along with costs incurred from extra cleaning and sanitization.

To apply, click <HERE>.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand