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Tag: covid-19

Five new Walk-in Health Centres to ease pressure on overrun emergency departments

A new Walk-in Centre in Coombs is set to open in less than six months, on 1 July, to serve the growing population of Molonglo Valley.

ACT’s rapid COVID-19 vaccine program ‘not a matter of turning up to the GP’

$19 million of expenses and $4.5 million of capital funding will support the launch of the ACT’s COVID-19 vaccine program from February.

Additional $63 million to go toward ACT’s ongoing pandemic management

A health investment of $63 million across COVID-19 pandemic management and health service support was announced by the ACT Government today.

West Belconnen COVID-19 Testing Clinic closes

The West Belconnen COVID-19 Testing Clinic will no longer operate as a testing clinic from tomorrow, Friday 22 January. This will allow the facility to return to delivering Child and Family services.

ACT ends mandatory quarantine for Northern Beaches

Seventy-five people will leave quarantine in the ACT today, as restrictions end this afternoon for Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Initial pandemic lockdown costly for vulnerable children

Nine months after Australia’s initial lockdown, data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has painted a bleak picture of its immediate effects on the nation’s at-risk children. Several risk factors...

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.

‘It was mayhem’: peak season evacuation knocks wind out of Sapphire Coast sails again

Thousands of Victorian visitors to the NSW Sapphire Coast packed their bags in a panic on New Year's Eve, another blow to the local economy.

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.