ACT Policing says thanks to people who have quarantined during COVID

With border restrictions and health travel arrangements relaxing across much of Australia by the end of the month, ACT Policing is thanking the more than 3,500 people who have cooperated with officers while in quarantine, but is reminding the community to stay COVID safe.

Head of the ACT Policing COVID-19 Taskforce, Detective Superintendent Hall O’Meagher said quarantine checks will continue for the next few weeks.

“For the past few months, ACT Policing officers have been conducting compliance checks with the ACT Government, and it was reassuring to see so many people doing the right thing,” Detective Superintendent O’Meagher said.

“Every day our targeting team officers return from their compliance checks with good news, which is a credit to the Canberra community.

“We know complacency is the big danger in this pandemic, so to each of the 3,500 Canberrans who have done the right thing, I say a big thank you and hope that what they’ve done will inspire others to do the same.”

ACT Policing conducted 795 COVID-19 quarantine checks in the past week, bringing the total number to more than 17,250 during Canberra’s COVID-19 response.

For the most recent information on the ACT’s COVID-19 restrictions, visit the COVID-19 website changes to restrictions page.

For general enquiries – including to make reports of non-compliance, contact the COVID-19 Helpline on 6207 7244 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week) or online available here. For police assistance call 131 444 and only contact Triple Zero (000) for emergencies.

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