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Covid-19 ACT lockdown ending 11:59pm Thursday 14 October 2021

12 October 2021

The ACT will continue in lockdown until 11:59pm Thursday 14 October 2021, when restrictions will ease consistent with the Road Map, National Cabinet agreement and the high vaccination rate in the ACT.

www.covid19.act.gov.au/home

The following activities will be permitted within the Covid-19 health directions. Masks will continue to be required at all times upon leaving home, including in workplaces, if you are aged 12 years and over.

Social gatherings, leaving home and visitors:
- No more than five people permitted to visit another household at any one time (this limit does not apply to children under 12 years of age);
- Outdoor gatherings can take place with no more than 25 people

Business, retail and workplace:
- Employers continue to allow staff to work from home if practical, with gradual return to work permitted in accordance with the Public Health Direction
- Licensed venues permitted to have 25 people across the venue, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff). If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can have up to 50 people in outdoor spaces only, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff)
- Majority of businesses permitted to have up to 25 people across the venue, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff); Hairdressing and other personal care services can open with five clients at any one time
- Essential retail can continue to operate, with density of one person per four square metres
- Hardware and building supplies, agricultural and rural supplies, pet stores, businesses that sell essential office supplies continue to operate through click and collect services or click and deliver services only.
- These essential retail businesses can also permit up to two people from the same household (this limit does not apply to children under 12 years of age) into a store at any one time, by booked appointments.
- Non-essential retail (and some essential retail outlets) can continue to operate a click and collect or click and deliver service, with no more than 10 staff permitted to be in the business at any one time, or one person per four square metres whichever is lesser
- These essential retail businesses can also permit up to two people from the same household (this limit does not apply to children under 12 years of age) into a store at any one time, by booked appointments.
- Payments for goods can be made at the time of collection and not restricted to online payments only.

Fitness, Sport and Outdoor physical recreation and campgrounds:
- Outdoor Sporting activities (training) can resume with up to 25 people in each outdoor space (exc staff or volunteers)
- Swimming pools are permitted to operate with no more than 25 swimmers across the venue. Only 2 swimmers per lane allowed, with formal swimming lessons and training permitted.
- Change rooms to remain closed.

Residential aged care:
- Up to two people will be permitted to visit a resident of a residential aged care facility for any reason. Visitors will be required to be vaccinated

Weddings and funerals:
- 50 people permitted to attend a funeral and up to 25 people can attend a wedding (exc staff)

Masks will continue to be required at all times upon leaving home, including in workplaces, if you are aged 12 years and over.

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

Everyone in the ACT should continue to review the ACT COVID-19 website for exposure locations www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and-response/act-covid-19-exposure-locations

For information about testing visit www.covid19.act.gov.au.

ACT Policing will be undertaking compliance checks across the ACT and you will be expected to provide proof of residential address and the reason you are moving about the ACT community.


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