Compliance checks to continue as COVID restrictions ease


With further easing of restrictions on businesses and activities this Friday (9 October 2020), the Canberra community is urged to stick to the health directions.

Moving to Step 3.2 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan allows indoor and outdoor gatherings to be increased. These are the most significant changes made in a number of weeks, and ACT Policing will continue to conduct proactive patrols with Access Canberra and ACT Health to ensure compliance with the health directions.

Inspector Rachel Hutka from ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce said Canberrans were reaping the rewards for continued compliance with health restrictions.

“While the restrictions continue to ease, it is so important that the community don’t undo the months of hard work by becoming complacent,” Inspector Hutka said.

“When you are attending a Canberra business, please follow staff advice to help them continue to comply with the health directions. We must continue to work together for our community’s safety.

“School holidays continue in the ACT and while more people can come together it is vital people physically distance and follow proper hygiene practices.”   

In the past seven days ACT Policing conducted 733 quarantine checks bringing the total number of checks to more than 13,500.

A full list of the changes to the Public Health Directions being made can be found on the ACT COVID-19 website.

For all general enquiries – including to make a report 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 (000) for emergencies.


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