BCCEC NEW OFFICE OPERATIONS:
THINKING OF BECOMING A MEMBER
OF THE BCCEC?
Having Chamber resources at your fingertips is valuable, especially during these times. We want our Bahamian businesses to have access to important information, upcoming webinars, and have the ability to share information that is relevant to them. Being a member of the BCCEC offers great benefits for your business.
Becoming a member of the BCCEC allows local businesses access to these tools and more. You can read more on chamber benefits here >>> https://www.thebahamaschamber.com/members-center
CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE TOOLKIT: BCCEC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUSINESSES AND WORKERS
The BCCEC has compiled a helpful list of coronavirus recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for businesses and workers across the country. We continue to encourage Bahamian businesses to follow guidelines from relevant Government Ministries and to source reliable information from agencies such as the World Health Organization the CDC.
We encourage you to share the below recommendations within your networks, to employees and communication channels including social media, and websites.
COVID – 19 SAFETY AND HEALTH:
BCCEC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WORKPLACE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
WORKPLACE PREVENTION MEASURES are important to abide by during these times. The PDF below has helpful information about managing your safety and health in the workplace.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN TEMPLATES
While some companies have developed contingency plans, most have not. Because of the rapidly evolving changes within business practices with COVID-19, the lack of preparedness jeopardizes the delivery of critical goods that depend on complex supply chain systems.
Creating and maintaining a Business Continuity Plan helps ensure that your business has the resources and information needed to deal with an emergency. A well designed plan will help you minimize the risk that an emergency poses to your employees, clients and suppliers, the continuity of your business operations and your bottom line.
To plan your business continuity exercise and mitigate the potential effects of an emergency, you can utilize the templates listed below in helping you make plans according to your companies needs:
*You can use these templates as part of your business activities, however you are responsible for the content of the documents you create using these templates. These templates only serve as a guideline to help you prepare plans for your business.
NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD (NIB) FORMS :
NIB COVID-19 UPDATES >>> https://www.nib-bahamas.com/NIB-BAHAMAS-COVID-19-Alerts
All NIB Offices are operational. However, all face to face services have been suspended, with the exception of cheque payments and persons collecting cheques.
NIB has moved to electronic services only to ensure staff and customer safety. All critical services such as benefits payments and claims processing continue.
However, benefits applications/claims forms must be downloaded from our website - and completed and then submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PDF and audio file both provide additional information in regard to NIB's remote operations:
Please see the PDF for NIB's COVID-19 Policy:
For ease of reference, please see below forms for the National Insurance Board (NIB) Employer’s Certificate Med-4 form and Termination of Service/Lay-Off Certificate:
Employers can fill in the forms and employees can drop off to NIB’s drop box at one of their locations or email the form to email@example.com.
The Employer's Certificate - Med 4 form, is required to support claims for the benefits should employees become sick or are injured. Employers are only required to complete the Med 4 form and a copy kept for your records.
The Termination of Service/Lay-Off Certificate should be completed by Employers with the intention of allowing employees to come back to work.