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B.C. doubling supports for Burnaby businesses ordered closed due to COVID-19

Others now reopening can also receive grant money
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The B.C. government is upping the amount of money that Burnaby businesses can get for being order closed due to public health measures.

The province announced Wednesday that it is extending the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant and doubling supports for eligible businesses that have been ordered to remain temporarily closed until Feb. 16.

Businesses that were directed to remain temporarily closed on Jan. 18, 2022, through public health orders are now eligible for up to $20,000 in total funding, based on staffing levels at the time of closure.

Eligible businesses include:

* bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals; and

* event venues that had to close due to cancellations.

Eligible fitness facilities that were ordered closed on Dec. 22, 2021, but can now reopen, will receive the original four-week temporary-closure grant of up to $10,000 based on staffing levels at the time of closure.

Businesses that have applied for a COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant do not need to reapply. To apply for a grant, visit: