Police pleased with community COVID-19 compliance


ACT Policing is pleased by the high level of cooperation the Canberra community has shown with the recently-increased COVID-19 public health directions.

More than 80 in-person compliance checks, and more than 3500 phone calls checking on people under Stay at Home directions have been made by police and ESA personnel.

Officers have also conducted more than 840 traffic stops confirming the occupant’s right to be in the ACT.

No fines have been issued for non-compliance. Any breaches detected have been minor and resolved swiftly after they were discovered.

Acting Deputy Chief Police Officer, Hall O‘Meagher said the results are good, and he hopes the trend continues.

“Since Monday, we’ve made contact with thousands of people, in person and on the phone, and found no serious issues,” said acting Commander O’Meagher.

“The community has not hesitated to do the right thing and report when they think something isn’t right. We’ve responded to more than 60 reports of non-compliance, and when action has been necessary, people have complied with instructions.

“Things are going well, let’s keep them going well. Do the little things. Wear a mask, use the Check in CBR app and keep across any changes to health directions.”

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

For general enquiries – including to make reports 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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