ACT Policing supporting hotel quarantine

COVID-19

ACT Policing and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are continuing to work closely with ACT Government hotel quarantine arrangements for people returning from overseas.

The priority has been the safety of Canberra’s residents, and the welfare of Australians returning home via Canberra.

Detective Superintendent Matt Heather from ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce said the officers have been busy supporting people settle in their new arrangements.

“I am pleased to say to date, those returning from overseas have been keen to cooperate with authorities and there have been no incidents regarding COVID-19 hotel quarantine,” Detective Superintendent Heather said.

“ACT Policing and the ADF have been working 24/7 to assist ACT Health personnel at the quarantine facilities.”

ACT Policing conducted 774 COVID-19 quarantine checks in the past week, bringing the total number to more than 19,900 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

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au