Canberrans urged to mask-up and check-in as restrictions change



ACT Policing is urging Canberrans to mask-up and check-in as COVID-19 restrictions change in the ACT.

With the recent announcement of the pathway forward, including changed restrictions from this Friday, 1 October 2021, ACT Policing will continue to ensure people are abiding by the current restrictions.

Last week ACT Road Policing, with the assistant of Australian Defence Force personnel, continued conducting high visibility border compliance activities, checking more than 5,800 vehicles and turning around more than 40 drivers.

ACT Policing COVID-19 Taskforce members maintained their proactive patrols during the week, including moving on people from Green Square in Kingston, checking compliance around Canberra’s lakes and parks, and conducting more than 430 home and business checks.

Detective Superintendent Naomi Binstead, from ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce, said ACT Policing was asking everyone to keep up to date on the changing restrictions.

“As the restrictions change from this Friday ACT Policing is asking people to remember to mask-up every time you leave home and to check-in where required,” said Detective Superintendent Binstead.

“There are very clear instructions on the ACT Government COVID-19 website about what can be done from Friday. Please ensure you adhere to these new arrangements.”

Lockdown compliance activity to 28 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



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

For all general COVID-19 enquiries – including to make a report 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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