A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). This provides the Chief Health Officer with additional powers to do whatever is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and reduce its risk to the health of Canberrans.
In making the Public Health Emergency Directions, the Chief Health Officer has considered the impact on Human Rights (PDF) | (Word).
For more information see the signed directions from the Chief Health Officer in accordance with the Public Health Emergency Directions (table below). The ACT Government has also established a compliance and enforcement framework which is summarised here: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Directions - Compliance and enforcement framework for the issue of infringement notices (PDF).
For information about new directions in NSW, please visit the NSW Legislation website.
You can also find information about what you can and can’t do in NSW on the NSW Government’s COVID-19 website.
Year and No
From 16 March 2020 until Public Health Emergency Declaration ends.
Extended until 16 August 2021
From 11.59pm on 24 December 2020 until Public Emergency ends.
From 11:59pm on 9 July 2021 until Public Emergency ends.
From 11.59pm on 7 February 2021 until Public Emergency ends.
From 11:59pm on 22 January 2021 until Public Emergency ends.
|In Force||Notifiable instruments||s 120|
From 9 am on 14 April 2021 until the Public Emergency ends.
|In Force||Notifiable instruments||s 120||From 6 pm on 11 June 2021 until the Public Emergency ends.||NI2021-424|
|Public Health (Mandatory Face Masks) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 2)||Revoked||Notifiable instruments||s 120||From 11.59pm on 27 June 2021 until 9 July 2021.||NI2021-402|
|Public Health (Check In Requirements) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 2)||In Force||Notifiable instruments||s120||From 11.59pm on 1 July 2021 until the Public Emergency ends.||NI2021-437|