Canberrans urged to continue adhering to lock down rules


ACT Policing is asking the community to keep following the rules as Canberra enters week five of the lockdown.

To date, there has been an excellent level of compliance across the whole community, with people doing a great job in limiting travel and contact with others.

In the past week police have conducted more than 3200 traffic stops across the ACT to ensure the trips being made were permitted under the current lockdown arrangements.

Officers have also conducted more than 800 checks of people and businesses, and issued 14 infringements and 22 cautions for breaches of health directions.

Detective Superintendent Naomi Binstead said overall police continue to be pleased with the level of compliance and were asking the community to keep it up.

“We saw some restrictions relaxed last week and people have generally met those new rules. We’re keen to make sure people keep up the mask wearing and only gather in outdoor groups of up to five in line with the directions,” said Detective Superintendent Binstead.

“We remind everyone that unless you are travelling for essential purposes, you should not be on the road. Our Road Policing officers will continue the anywhere, anytime approach for compliance activities.

“ACT Policing will continue to deploy its dedicated COVID-19 Taskforce each day to ensure we’re all doing what we can to stop the spread."

Lockdown compliance activity to 5 September 2021:

Traffic compliance stops


Directions to leave the ACT


Personal compliance checks


Business compliance checks


Arrests for alleged breach of health directions


Infringements issued for alleged breach of health directions


Cautions for alleged breach of health directions


Move on orders


Compliance complaints received




The most up-to-date COVID-19 information for the ACT can be found at the ACT COVID-19 website.

To make reports of non-compliance, you can complete a form via Access Canberra or 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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