Police patrolling more public places for COVID19 response

COVID-19

As people spend more time outside enjoying the warmer weather, ACT Policing will be patrolling more public places as part of its COVID-19 response.

Detective Superintendent Hall O’Meagher, who is heading up ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce, said now is not the time for complacency.

“The ACT community has responded well to the restrictions; however, as summer approaches with more venues and events opening, a greater number of the community will venture outside,” Detective Superintendent Hall O’Meagher said.

“Now is not the time for complacency, there are still a number of health directions in place and we should all be continuing to take all necessary precautions to keep our community safe.

“In most cases people are doing the right thing when visiting venues. Outside of venues there is even more space for families and friends to spread out to enjoy each other’s company, so let’s stay 1.5 metres apart wherever possible and remain COVID-19 safe.”

ACT Policing conducted 969 quarantine checks in the past week, bringing the total number to more than 15,600 during Canberra’s COVID-19 response.

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.

Media enquiries

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