ACT Policing preparing for hotel quarantine

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ACT Policing is working closely with ACT Government in preparation for hotel quarantine arrangements for people returning from overseas.

Officers are shifting their focus from home quarantine for people who have travelled from within Australia, with the reopening of the Victorian border allowing people to travel from anywhere in Australia to the ACT, without having to undergo mandatory quarantine.

ACT Policing COVID-19 Taskforce’s Detective Superintendent Matthew Heather said Canberra has a strong record of compliance for hotel and home quarantine.

“ACT Policing will be on hand at the quarantine facilities when incoming flights are confirmed, assisting ACT Health personnel,” Detective Superintendent Heather said.

“The priority over the next few weeks will be the safety of Canberra’s residents, and the care of Australians returning home via Canberra.

“We will also continue assisting businesses around the ACT with their compliance efforts.”

ACT Policing conducted 949 COVID-19 quarantine checks in the past week, bringing the total number to more than 19,200 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.

Media enquiries

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