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Thursday, April 15, 2021

ACT residents continue to return by road from Victoria

Yesterday the ACT welcomed home another 22 ACT residents returning from Victoria by car, travelling in 20 vehicles. This follows the first group of 29 people travelling from Wodonga in 17 cars on Thursday 13 August and 11 ACT residents in nine cars on Friday 14 August.

ACT residents with an Entry Authorisation Certificate issued by the ACT Chief Health Officer are able to cross the NSW/Vic border between 9am and 11.30am daily until Monday 17 August inclusive, must follow the special travel rules and arrive at the Reception Centre in Hall by 3pm the same day.

Returning residents immediately begin 14 days quarantine and are being supported by ACT Health during this time.

Any Canberrans still in Victoria are reminded of the requirement to notify ACT Health before returning to the ACT. For more information on the legal requirements for quarantine and for information for travellers entering the ACT, visit covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel

The ACT continues to record no new cases and has no active cases of COVID-19.

Information for people who’ve visited NSW

NSW Health has advised that anyone who dined at Chopstix Asian Cuisine restaurant in Smithfield RSL from Friday 31 July to Saturday 9 August is considered a casual contact who must monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and self-isolate if symptoms occur.

Any ACT residents who have visited NSW should also monitor the NSW Health website for updates on locations where confirmed cases have spent time while potentially infectious and follow any related instructions at nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

General information

ACT Health again asks Canberrans to remember to:

1.       Avoid large crowds;

2.       Keep 1.5 metres apart whenever possible;

3.       Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene; and

4.       Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

The ACT Government has a dedicated COVID-19 website for all information about the health and economic response to the pandemic in the ACT. For further information visit covid19.act.gov.au

The ACT Government also has a helpline to assist Canberrans through the challenges of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Helpline is (02) 6207 7244 and is available between 8am and 8pm daily.

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