The Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) is a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to potential future increases in COVID-19 cases. $1.1 billion in funding will be dedicated to the creation of a temporary national sick leave program that will provide 10 days of paid sick leave to those who do not already have it through their employers. The federal government`s program appears to be a step in the right direction, as it will help bear some of the financial burden faced by retailers and businesses when a worker suffers from a COVID-19 illness and is partly at the request of RCC. RCC will keep members informed as soon as program details are released. .