Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business Achievement Awards ceremony on March 19 at the Parksville Community Centre. (File photo)

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce asks local businesses how they are faring

Followup survey now live after initial COVID-19 questionnaire for businesses in March

The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is checking in with businesses as the province starts to re-open.

A survey, which can be found on their Facebook page, wants to gather information on how the business community is doing as a whole. In March, the district asked businesses how COVID-19 was affecting them and what they thought the longterm effects would be.

“Now, we would like to get a new snapshot to measure how we are doing as restrictions start to lift,” read the post. “This should only take approximately five minutes of your time and will be helpful with our economic recovery plan for the [Parksville Qualicum Beach] business community.”

READ MORE: COVID-19: Survey aims to help PQB businesses with post-pandemic recovery plans

According to the initial survey, 47.3 per cent of businesses have closed in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area and 57 per cent report being able to open again once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The total in the ‘no’ category in terms of ability to reopen was seven per cent, with a larger number of businesses ‘unknown’ at 39.8 per cent.

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