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Category: COVID-19

Five more cases of community transmission in NSW

NSW has recorded five locally acquired COVID-19 cases and 11 overseas acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night (Monday 11 January), bringing the state’s total to 4,845. Two of the...

Volunteers help police to control surge in COVID-19 quarantine

ACTSES and RFS volunteers have been seconded to the police this week to help manage the thousands of Canberrans in quarantine.

Three new NSW COVID cases as Greater Brisbane mandates masks indoors

NSW has recorded three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, all believed to be linked to the Berala cluster, and eight new overseas acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last...

Mandatory quarantine for ACT travellers returned from Greater Brisbane backdated

Anyone in the ACT who was in Greater Brisbane on or after 2 January must go into a 14 day quarantine immediately and fill out an ACT Health declaration form.

Chief Minister says 2021 will be like 2020, border restrictions extended

Border restrictions between ACT and NSW will be extended for at least another week and Chief Minister Andrew Barr warned of ‘random breath testing’ style enforcement checks within ACT borders during an announcement this morning, 5 December.

Queanbeyan checkpoint improves ACT border control

Police officers will be on the lookout for drivers attempting to enter the Territory who have recently visited declared COVID-affected areas.

Sydney wedding venue disregards restrictions, hosting double its permitted capacity

This morning, NSW Acting Premier John Barilaro condemned the actions of a Fairfield wedding operator caught hosting up to 700 guests over the weekend, double the number it would be allowed under local restrictions.

Exemption now mandatory for non-ACT arrivals from Greater Sydney

Continued non-ACT arrivals in Canberra has prompted ACT Health to introduce new travel rules for people coming to the ACT from Greater Sydney.

ACT travel restrictions to remain in place over Christmas

The COVID-19 update provided by the NSW Government today will have no impact on the ACT’s travel restrictions for the Christmas period. “While the situation in NSW is encouraging, with eight new cases,...

ACT border checkpoint identifies drivers returning from NSW hotspots

ACT Policing Detective Superintendent Matthew Heather said police were pulling over about 300 cars an hour at the border checkpoint and had already identified people who must go into quarantine.

Where to be tested for COVID-19 in Canberra

ACT residents can be tested for COVID-19 at six facilities, including a dedicated facility at the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre.

Police conduct random travel checks at ACT border

ACT Policing will have a presence along the Federal Highway located at the Majura Parkway turnoff to minimise the travel between specific COVID-affected areas in NSW and the ACT.

Travel from ACT to NSW discouraged this Christmas

In the last 24 hours there were 704 COVID-19 tests in the ACT and no new cases. Canberrans are asked to reconsider travel to NSW.

Mask use encouraged as Sydney COVID outbreak grows by 15

It was a record day of testing in New South Wales yesterday, with 38,000 people tested for COVID-19, which identified 15 new locally aquired cases.

ACT strikes Shoalhaven from travel ban list

ACT Health has this morning corrected yesterday’s travel advice, striking the Shoalhaven municipality from their ban list.

ACT to ‘effectively close’ to Greater Sydney from tonight

The ACT will stop travel to and from to Greater Sydney and surrounds from 11.59pm tonight, in response to their unfolding COVID-19 outbreak.

Border update after COVID-19 cluster grows in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Several states have altered their border rules for travellers from NSW in response to the growth of the Northern Beaches COVID-19 cluster.

ACT visitors to Sydney Northern Beaches urged to self-quarantine

ACT Health has strengthened its travel advice to Canberrans given a significant increase in the NSW Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak.

Grandma’s cuddles back on the cards this Christmas

A children's book written by a NSW clinical psychologist separated from her grandchildren by coronavirus has been recommended as an educational resource by the ACT Education Directorate.

COVID-19 lockdowns saw gambling rates decrease

While gaming venues were closed and sports schedules disrupted during the height of pandemic restrictions, other forms of gambling did not see an increase a result, a new ANU study has found.

ACT nightclubs can reopen from Friday

In good news for those missing the dancefloor, ACT nightclubs will be allowed to reopen from midday on Friday 11 December with dancing to resume across the capital.   Dancing indoors for licensed...