As we enter Phase 2 of the Provincial Restart Strategy, more businesses can reopen. These tips and resources can assist local businesses through this process:
Guide to Outdoor Dining on Sidewalks
As food and drink establishments re-open, the Guide to Outdoor Dining on Sidewalks shows restaurant and café owners how to extend a dining area onto the sidewalk in front of their business to serve more customers, maintain physical distancing, and take advantage of the warm sunny weather.
COVID-19 Patio Guidelines
The COVID-19 Patio Occupant Load Guidelines provides requirements to support temporary expanded seating for COVID-19 business recovery. Many restaurant and pub establishments will need additional space for their operations as businesses adjust to physical distancing and other health protocols.
Ready to Reopen?
For businesses part of the BC Restart Plan, Phase 2, find resources to reopen and operate safely.
COVID-19 Safe Plan
WorkSafeBC has created a Returning to Safe Operation page that lays out a 6-step process to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when reopening. A planning tool will soon be available to help employers apply these guidelines.
Use these tip sheets from the CCOHS as a guide to operating safely. Sector-specific health and safety tips for both employers and workers are available.
Obtaining Personal Protective Equipment
As our businesses reopen, demand has increased for PPE. The Rapid Response Platform matches Canadian supply with demand, and provides a source for what you need.
Online Gift Card Platform
SupportLocalBC in partnership with LOCO BC has created a website for gift card sales direct-to-consumer at no cost to local businesses. Businesses don't need to supply cards as customers will purchase digital cards. Businesses will receive the full value paid by e-transfer each month. Visit SupportLocalBC to sign up for this free service.
Downtown Langley Business Association
The Downtown Langley Business Association continues to work with its members to promote economic activity, provide assistance in accessing financial supports, and offer guidance on navigating the reopening process.
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is providing a range of resources and supports to its members, including helping local businesses follow Provincial guidelines.
City of Langley
For a more comprehensive collection of information and resources available to support businesses through the pandemic, visit our Resources page.
Invest Langley City
Langley City is one of the most exciting places in Metro Vancouver to do business. In the heart of the rapidly growing South of Fraser area, Langley City has an excellent location with many transportation links and provides a high quality of life and a low cost of living. Designated as one of seven Regional City Centres within regional plans and identified as the home of a future SkyTrain extension currently in planning, growth and opportunity will only continue in the coming years and we want to help you be part of it.
- Welcome to Langley City – Learn more about Langley City, what we offer, and how we fit into your investment idea. Get introduced to the community and what makes us a strategic place to do business and a great place to live. You can also access demographics, economic statistics, licencing and development costs, and find information specific to each business sector.
- Getting Started – Once you decide that Langley City is the right place for your investment, learn how to make it happen here. Whether you're opening a business, developing land, or considering filming, learn about how to navigate the processes and policies that may apply to you, and learn how and when to pay your fees.
- Our Future – Learn about Langley City's plans for the future and how they may affect your business idea. Find information on planning initiatives such as our Official Community Plan, neighbourhood land use plans, our Master Transportation Plan, and our sustainability initiatives. You can also learn about our planned infrastructure upgrades, such as street and park improvements.
- Contacts & Resources – Want to know more? Find contact information for Langley City staff, local business groups, and other organizations that want to help you succeed. You can also access other resources such as mapping and statistics outside of Langley City to make sure you have all the information you need.