Police urge continued COVID vigilance over school holidays

COVID-19

ACT Policing has encouraged residents to keep up the good work over the school holidays as borders open up. 

Inspector Rachel Hutka from ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce said recent border announcements were a testament to the efforts of all Canberrans.

“Thanks to our excellent COVID compliance record, ACT residents are now able to travel to South Australia and Queensland,” Inspector Hutka said.

“Anyone heading interstate over the school holidays is reminded to remain vigilant and follow the health directions of the jurisdiction they are in. Together we can ensure the ACT stays COVID-safe and open for travel.

“If you are attending school holiday activities be sure to book ahead and always follow proper hygiene practices.

“While the holidays are also a great opportunity for families to come together, I’d encourage everyone to be mindful of the risks close gatherings can pose for certain members of the ACT community. Consider what health precautions you can take during visits."

ACT Policing will continue to work with Access Canberra and ACT Health to conduct compliance patrols throughout the school holiday period. 

In the past seven days ACT Policing conducted 792 quarantine checks bringing the total number of checks to almost 12,000.

ACT residents are also encouraged to download the Check In CBR app which helps businesses to meet and monitor contact tracing obligations.

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 Zero (000) for emergencies.

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