- This is Dr Maggie Wilson, a public health registrar with a COVID-19 update from ACT Health.
- ACT Health will introduce a stay-at-home requirement for anyone who leaves Victoria after tonight 11.59pm, 15 July and then enters the ACT. No travel to and from Victoria should take place at this time.
- These requirements will remain in place until 11.59pm Tuesday 20 July, in line with the Victorian Government’s announcement.
- If you are an ACT resident and are returning from Victoria, there are three important things you need to know.
- Firstly, you will need to complete an online declaration form 24 hours before arriving in the ACT or within 24 hours from tonight 11.59pm, 15 July.
- The form is available at covid19.act.gov.au. You may need to ask family or friends to assist you if you don’t use the internet often.
- Or you can call the COVID-19 hotline at 6207 7244, 8am to 8pm daily. Free translation is available through the hotline.
- Secondly, you will need to travel directly to your home where you will spend the stay-at-home period. You should only leave your home for an approved essential purpose.
- Thirdly, you will need to wear a mask anytime you leave your home.
- Anyone who have been in Victoria on or after 8 July and left before 11:59pm 15 July are only required to complete an online declaration form once. This is regardless of whether you are already in the ACT or on your way to the ACT.
- For non-ACT residents who are currently in Victoria, our message is simple. You are not allowed to enter the ACT without an approved exemption from ACT Health.
- Exemptions for non-ACT residents will only be granted for extraordinary circumstances and stay at home orders will apply.
- Travel requirements for New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania remain in place at this time. All ACT residents should minimise their interstate travel and be prepared to reconsider their plans at short notice. Find out more from the ACT COVID-19 website or call the hotline at 6207 7244. Free translation is available through the hotline.