Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Police warn of COVID complacency

With further easing of restrictions on businesses and activities coming into effect from Friday, ACT Policing is urging the Canberra community to stick to the health directions.

Moving to Step 3.2 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan allows indoor and outdoor gatherings to be increased.

Inspector Rachel Hutka from ACT Policing’s COVID-19 Taskforce said Canberrans were reaping the rewards for continued compliance with health restrictions.

“These are the most significant changes made in a number of weeks, and ACT Policing will continue to conduct proactive patrols with Access Canberra and ACT Health to ensure compliance with the health directions,” said Insp Hutka.

“While the restrictions continue to ease, it is so important that the community don’t undo the months of hard work by becoming complacent,” she said.

“When you are attending a Canberra business, please follow staff advice to help them continue to comply with the health directions. We must continue to work together for our community’s safety.

“School holidays continue in the ACT and while more people can come together it is vital people physically distance and follow proper hygiene practices.”   

In the past seven days ACT Policing conducted 733 quarantine checks bringing the total number of checks to more than 13,500.

A full list of the changes to the Public Health Directions being made can be found on the ACT COVID-19 website.

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