13 July 2020

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 five (5) active cases in the ACT.

A total of 105 cases have recovered from COVID-19 in the ACT.

There are no (0) COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals.

The ACT has recorded three (3) deaths.

The number of negative tests in the ACT is now 37,120.

Important information about Crossroads Hotel, Casula

The Crossroads Hotel in Casula has become a site of a concerning new cluster of COVID-19 cases – with further cases being confirmed by NSW Health today. People currently in the ACT who may have visited the Crossroads Hotel between 3 and 10 July 2020 are urged to isolate immediately and get in touch with ACT Health through the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244.

While investigations into this cluster of COVID-19 cases is continuing, people who visited the Crossroads Hotel between 3 and 10 July 2020 are encouraged to get tested, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms. This will help us in assisting the NSW Government in their efforts to establish the source of infection at the hotel.

If you weren’t at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula between 3 and 10 July 2020, there is no need to turn up to one of our COVID-19 testing centres unless you have symptoms.

For further information about the Crossroads Hotel cluster, visit www.health.nsw.gov.au.

Returning from Victoria

Canberrans who have been in Victoria within the past 14 days continue to be reminded that they must notify ACT Health before returning to the ACT.

“If you have been in Victoria in the past 14 days and entered the ACT prior to the quarantine Directions being issued, I urge you to stay at home for 14 days from leaving Victoria and remain extremely vigilant for symptoms,” ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said.

“I also encourage you to contact ACT Health so we can support you as much as possible during this time and help protect our community.”

For more information on the legal requirements for quarantine and for information for travellers entering the ACT please visit https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/news-articles/act-border-restrictions.

Non-ACT residents should not be travelling to the ACT from Victoria. Those who have an exceptional need to do so must apply for an exemption. You can apply for an exemption to travel to the ACT from Victoria here www.covid19.act.gov.au/exemption-application.

To notify ACT Health of your intention to return, to apply for an exemption or to find out more about our border restrictions, you can visit covid19.act.gov.au, email covid.exemptions@act.gov.au or phone the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244.

General information

We again ask Canberrans to remember four requirements in any situation they face in the coming weeks:

  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.

We encourage all Canberrans to continue to stay up to date on developments through the COVID-19 website, ACT Health social media channels and by subscribing to our weekly newsletter at www.act.gov.au/our-canberra/subscribe-to-our-canberra.

People who are concerned and want further information on COVID-19, can also call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.