Police continue COVID compliance efforts

COVID-19

ACT Policing conducted 898 COVID-19 quarantine checks in the past week, bringing the total number to more than 15,600 during Canberra’s COVID-19 response.

On Thursday, 22 October 2020, the ACT recorded its first case of COVID-19 in more than three months – a member of the diplomatic community who had followed all instructions and had been in quarantine since his return to the ACT from overseas on 9 October.

Detective Superintendent Hall O’Meagher, who is heading up ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce, said even though future cases in Australia are most likely to be from overseas travellers returning, the ACT community should remain vigilant amid ongoing pandemic conditions.

“This case serves as a reminder that the pandemic is still a very real factor in our community, and we all need to continue to take social distancing and health directions seriously,” Detective Superintendent O’Meagher said.

“In addition to continuing our compliance checks on those who are isolating, ACT Policing is being notified about public events, and people can expect to see officers patrolling them to help keep our community safe from COVID-19.”

For further information on the restrictions in place as part of Step 3.2 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.

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