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COVID-19: Snap lockdown in the ACT

The ACT will enter a seven-day lockdown from 5 pm Thursday, 12 August 2021, as a result of a COVID-19 case being identified in the community and positive wastewater detections reported overnight.

The lockdown will remain in place until 5 pm Thursday 19 August 2021.

People in the ACT can only leave their homes for the following essential reasons:

  • To shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable people
  • To obtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
  • To exercise outdoors for no more than one hour per day, with one other person, or your household group
  • To provide essential caregiving services
  • To undertake essential work

Disability support workers are considered to be essential workers.

Where possible, people should undertake these essential activities within their local region.

Further details on the approved reasons for leaving home are available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

If you are over the age of 12 years you must wear a mask at all times upon leaving home, including in workplaces.

Non-essential businesses, including non-essential retail must close for the duration of the lockdown.

If you can work from home, you must work from home.

Further information on permitted activities and which businesses can operate during the lockdown is available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

Read more on the ACT Government website