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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.

ACT businesses call for help as NSW travel restrictions kick in

Canberra businesses are concerned about the loss of expected Christmas and New Year custom from Sydney and other COVID-19 hotspots.

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.

Canberra author steps us through the Spanish flu

Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”.  Pandemic is Canberra author Ian Shaw’s new book and, as a non-fiction account of Australia’s handling of the 1919 Spanish flu, it...

Woman who spat on police charged with assault

A 24-year-old woman is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court next month on one charge of assaulting a frontline community worker.

Using history to manage ’emotions of isolation’

Exploring historic approaches to isolation could open up different experiences of current pandemic restrictions, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Worry increases, distancing decreases in second wave

An ANU survey has found that more than three in five Australians (62.6%) felt anxious or worried about the coronavirus in August, up from 57.3% in May.

Two new COVID-19 cases at Batemans Bay

Two new cases reported by NSW Health today are contacts of a previously reported case from the Batemans Bay Soldiers’ Club.

Canberrans still in limbo on Victorian border

Nearly 100 Canberrans are still stranded on the Victorian border as at 5pm today, after the NSW Government has failed to budge on its decision not to honour in-transit permits for travel through NSW to the ACT.

Seven luxe hand sanitisers for your desk drawer

While it’s still critical to continue washing regularly with soap and water, why not treat yourself to a luxe hand sanitiser.

Police to crack down on non-compliant businesses, patrons

ACT Policing will continue to crack down on businesses not complying with COVID-19 directions, as restrictions are set to ease slightly in the ACT from Monday 10 August.

How many ‘what ifs’ lead to a coronavirus test?

Last week I had a coronavirus test, it was my first but it’s unlikely to be my last. CW journalist Cassandra Power shares her firsthand account ...