COVID-19 exposure locations in the ACT

Page last updated: 21 Sep 2021 7:31pm

Exposure location notification

Anyone who has visited an exposure location (close or casual contact) at the times and dates specified may be contacted by ACT Health via text message. The time listed on your Check In CBR record and the exposure list on our website may differ slightly from the times highlighted in the alert text message. There is a buffer added to either side of the exposure location time in text messages which helps us to capture anyone at potential risk and avoid ongoing transmission of the virus where possible. The period of time added is based on our risk assessment of the location.

  • For close contact exposure locations - These locations are considered a high risk for onward transmission. If you receive an alert text message informing you that you are a close contact, you should follow the close contact instructions.
  • For casual contact exposure locations - These locations have a lower risk but may result in onward transmission. If you receive an alert text message informing you that you are a casual contact, you should follow the casual contact instructions.
  • For ‘monitor for symptoms’ exposure locations – No alert text message will be sent. Anyone who visited the location at the times and dates specified should monitor for symptoms and if you become unwell, you should get tested, and quarantine until you receive a negative result. If you receive a positive result, you will be contacted by ACT Health.

ACT exposure locations

If your business has been identified as a potential exposure location and you haven’t been contacted directly by ACT Health, please follow the guidance for cleaning of venues with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19 and contact sitelo.covid@act.gov.au for further instructions.

When all people at an exposure location can be identified, and there is no risk to the general public, sites are not published as a public exposure location.

View the ACT exposure locations map

Exposure Location Filter You can filter data using the following approach:
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  • Enter a keyword such as the name of a suburb to only see exposure locations within that suburb; or
  • Click the name of a column to show data in ascending order based on the column's contents. Click the name of the column again to show data in descending order.
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Contacts information

Please refer to advice specific to your situation if you have been to any of the exposure sites listed in the table below.

Information for close contacts

If you have been to any of the close contact exposure locations at the dates and times listed, you are a close contact:

You must:

For further information see the quarantine for close contacts page.

Information for casual contacts

You must:

The number of tests you need, depends on how many days ago you were at the exposure location.
The day you were at the exposure location counts as day zero.

If you were at the casual contact exposure location less than 4 days ago, you will need two tests.

  • You need to get a test as soon as you find out you are a casual contact.
  • You will need to get another test on day 5 after you were at the casual contact exposure location.
  • You need to remain in quarantine until you receive a negative test result from the 2nd COVID-19 test.

If you were at the casual contact location 4 or more days ago, you only need to get one test

  • You should get tested as soon as possible.
  • You will need to remain in quarantine until you receive a negative test result.

There is a difference in the testing times for casual contacts. This is because you may return a negative test result in the first few days after exposure, even if you have COVID-19.

  • Get tested again for COVID-19 if you experience any symptoms, no matter how mild.

For further information see the casual contacts page.

Information for people monitoring for symptoms

If you have been to any of the locations identified as a potential exposure location at the dates and times specified, you should monitor for symptoms.

While there is a low risk of transmission in these areas, we ask that you pay close attention to your health and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.

If you develop symptoms, get tested for COVID-19 straight away and stay home until a negative test result is received.

You do not need to quarantine and you should only get tested if symptoms develop.

Read more about types of contacts.

Investigation Locations

These are public locations where we believe several confirmed cases of COVID-19 may have acquired their infection. At this time, we are unable to confirm how the infection was introduced to the location.

We use this classification to highlight a date/time, location or venue that is not already covered by current exposure sites or contact types eg: close or casual contact locations.

Investigation locations are used to help identify as many links as possible, as well as identify anyone else who may have unknowingly been exposed to COVID-19 at these locations.

If you have been to an investigation location at the dates and times specified, please get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine until receiving a negative result. You do not need to have symptoms.

You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after last being at the location. If you develop any symptoms, even if mild, immediately get another test.

It is important to note that if you have been to an investigation location:

  • You can attend any of our public testing sites for your test.
  • You will not be contacted by ACT Health, unless you receive a positive test.
  • You are free to leave isolation once you receive your negative test results.
  • You do not need to fill out an ACT Contact Declaration Form.
  • You do not need to have symptoms to be tested.
  • There is no need for any close contacts (e.g. family and friends) to get tested or to quarantine.
  • You only need to be tested if you visited the location at the specific date and time.

Read more about types of contacts.

Information for parents (School exposure locations)

COVID-19 exposure locations in ACT Schools

If your children have attended any of the schools identified as an exposure location on the dates and times specified they will be required to immediately quarantine.

Please visit the FAQs for schools page for additional information.

Information for affected businesses

If your business has been identified as a potential exposure location and you haven’t been contacted directly by ACT Health, please follow the guidance for cleaning of venues with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19 and contact sitelo.covid@act.gov.au for further instructions.

Find out more about the economic support for business.

Expired exposure locations

  • Exposure locations are archived once more than 14 days has elapsed since the date of exposure, with a couple of exceptions.
  • Occasionally we will be notified of a new location from more than 14 days ago. This usually happens when we have a case who recalls new details from their movements in follow up interviews that they did not remember when ACT Health first spoke to them.
  • If you identify you have been to an exposure location where the date was more than 14 days ago, we ask that you get tested, quarantine until you receive a negative result, and fill out the contact declaration form.
  • Additionally, from time to time we will also list investigation locations, which may be from more than 14 days ago. These are public locations where we believe several confirmed cases of COVID-19 may have acquired their infection. Investigation locations are used to help identify as many links as possible, as well as identify anyone else who may have unknowingly been exposed to COVID-19 at these locations.
  • If you have been to an investigation location at the dates and times specified, please get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine until receiving a negative result. You do not need to have symptoms and do not need to complete a declaration form. Your close contacts do not need to quarantine.

Locations outside the ACT

Please see a list of exposure locations outside the ACT and actions you are required to take on the Entering the ACT page.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 21 2021