11 September 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 86,239.

Working together to help business compliance

ACT Health Protection Service has been working proactively with ACT Policing and Access Canberra to ensure businesses have the information they need to comply with the current restrictions in place.

Today we are reminding businesses, venues and facilities of the importance of continuing to follow their COVID Safety Plans and adhering to their occupancy limits.

COVID Safety Plans should be able to be produced during a compliance check and should outline the venue’s policies relating to physical distancing, cleaning and managing unwell staff and customers. All venues must clearly display occupancy allowance limits at the entrance to each venue, as well as additional signs with area occupancy for separate individual spaces.

It’s also important that patrons and customers do their part and take personal responsibility to help businesses with their efforts. So this weekend, if you go to a venue or space that seems crowded, consider going elsewhere. Also, maintain physical distancing if queuing outside a venue and be mindful of maximum number of people allowed in the venue you visit.

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 Queensland and NSW.

Likewise, if you intend 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 who are 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 and
  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.