Having conducted over 3,600 COVID-19 compliance checks to date, ACT Policing conducted more than 500 checks on people in quarantine and at businesses over the past week and have found people in Canberra have been complying with health directions.
This week marks the end of quarantine for the first ACT residents returning from Victoria, and Detective Superintendent Mick Calatzis, from the ACT Policing COVID-19 Taskforce, thanked everyone for their cooperation.
“Police and the ACT Government have gone to great lengths to educate and support people in quarantine about their responsibilities, and it is very encouraging to see people are doing the right thing,” Detective Superintendent Calatzis said.
As at Monday, 24 August ACT Policing has issued four criminal infringements (one business and three individuals), 14 cautions and made one arrest, while 358 people are in quarantine.
As people leave quarantine and head out it is important to remember other restrictions are still in place at ACT venues.
“It’s great to see so many people out, and I would encourage people to stick to the timeframe specified by the venue when dining out,” Detective Superintendent Calatzis said.
“Most people are keen to do the right thing and by staying within the time limit you are helping business owners manage the number of people in their establishment and ensure they remain compliant with health restrictions.”
For all general enquiries – including to make a report of non-compliance of public health directions with referrals to ACT Health Protection Services, ACT Policing or Access Canberra Fair Trading – you can contact the COVID-19 Helpline on 6207 7244 (8am -8pm, 7 days a week) or online form available here. For police assistance call 131 444 and only contact Triple Zero for emergencies.