ACT Policing COVID-19 compliance


ACT Policing is continuing its enforcement of ACT public health directions by conducting compliance activities in the ACT.

Today, 40 officers are engaging with approximately 90 ACT hotels to ensure they are aware of current health restrictions and to engage with any guests who may travelled from restricted areas.

Checks of individuals who are subject to stay-at-home-orders have also been conducted. ACT Policing, with the assistance of ESA, have called over 1500 individuals to ensure compliance.

The ACT Government requires the public to wear a mask in certain circumstances. Failure to comply with mask restrictions may result in a $1000 on the spot fine. In more serious incidents, fines of up to $8000 can be imposed by a court.

Acting Deputy Chief Police Officer Hall O’Meagher said he was pleased with the number of Canberrans cooperating with stay at home orders.

“Everyone has shown during COVID-19 that taking collective action for the good of the community is important.”

“We are urging everyone in the ACT to keep aware of the health directions - as they are changing regularly. Wear a mask when required to do so and follow all directions for your benefit and the benefit of our community. ”

For the most recent information on the ACT’s COVID-19 restrictions, visit the ACT COVID-19 site.

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

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