11 October 2020

Confirmed cases update

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours, leaving the ACT’s total at 113. There are no active cases in the ACT.

A total of 110 cases have recovered from COVID-19 in the ACT.

There are no COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals.

The ACT has recorded three (3) deaths.

The number of negative tests recorded in the ACT is now 98,345.

Remain COVID-safe as we return from school holidays

As people return to school and work this week, it is as important as ever to be COVID-safe, especially if you have travelled interstate.

If you begin to feel unwell, stay home and if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested just in case and self-isolate until you receive the result.

If you travelled interstate over the school holidays, monitor the COVID-19 website of the state or territory you visited for two weeks after returning to see if there are any new cases where you visited. Keep up to date and follow the website’s advice about testing and self-isolation, if required.

If we keep being diligent and follow the public health advice, we can continue to keep Canberra safe and strong.

For more information about interstate areas that have had recent COVID-19 cases and what symptoms to monitor, visit www.covid19.act.gov.au

Remember your COVID-safe travel behaviours in NSW

With NSW reporting a number of new locally acquired infections in recent days, it is important to monitor the NSW Health website for locations where confirmed cases have visited, if you have been in NSW over the school holidays. The list of locations is frequently updated, so it is important to check regularly if you have travelled to NSW in the previous 14 days.

If you have visited any locations listed by NSW Health, please follow their advice about whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.

General information

ACT Health reminds anyone who has been outside the ACT to monitor the health website of the jurisdiction they visited for updates on where confirmed cases have spent time and where other alerts may be in place. Please adhere to the health advice on those websites. In particular, take note of the latest areas in NSW.

Likewise, if you intend on travelling, please monitor the other jurisdiction’s website. The advice on affected areas is changing regularly, so keep up to date with the latest advice. Please be mindful and aware of how easily the virus spreads.

ACT residents returning from Victoria by air must continue to advise ACT Health before their arrival, preferably at least 72 hours before the intended travel date, and immediately quarantine for 14 days.

It is everyone’s responsibility to follow the health advice and do what we can to ensure we keep ourselves and the community safe. We continue to ask Canberrans to:

  1. Avoid large crowds
  2. Keep 1.5 metres apart whenever possible
  3. Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene
  4. Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

The ACT Government has a dedicated COVID-19 website for all information about the health and economic response to the pandemic in the ACT. For further information visit www.covid19.act.gov.au.

The ACT Government also has a helpline to assist Canberrans through the challenges of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Helpline is (02) 6207 7244 and is available between 8am and 8pm daily.