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Monday, April 12, 2021

Police conduct random travel checks at ACT border

ACT Policing will have a presence along the Federal Highway near the Majura Parkway turnoff from this morning (Tuesday 22 December) to support the implementation of Public Health Directions in place to minimise travel between specific COVID-affected areas in NSW and the ACT.

As part of this, ACT Policing will be conducting random interceptions to speak with drivers about the new public health directions and any requirements to quarantine in the ACT. This will not be a permanent measure and will supplement ACT Policing’s compliance activities.

People are asked to be on the lookout for signs as they drive into Canberra to be aware of traffic arrangements and continue to drive to the conditions.

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Neil Gaughan said it is important to emphasise that at this time there is no border closure between the ACT and NSW and no permit process in place to enter the ACT.

However, under the Public Health Directions in place, for those who are returning to the ACT from the identified NSW COVID-affected areas, there is a requirement to complete a simple online declaration form that is available on the ACT COVID-19 website and to quarantine for 14 days.

Dr Coleman and CPO Gaughan thanked all Canberrans for their understanding of these new arrangements and compliance with these measures to keep our community safe, in particular that it has meant many changing their plans over this time.

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