14 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 37,443.

Information on New South Wales cases

NSW Health has issued further advice on cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel in Casula and now the Picton Hotel in Picton.

Canberrans who visited the Crossroads Hotel between 3 and 10 July 2020 – as well as people who visited the Picton Hotel on Saturday 4 July, Thursday 9 July, or Friday 10 July - are urged to isolate immediately and get in touch with ACT Health through the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244.

These people are also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, 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 in these hotels during these times, there is no need to turn up to one of our COVID-19 testing centres unless you have symptoms.

ACT residents travelling in NSW are also reminded to be aware of the situation in that state and take appropriate precautions. This includes maintaining appropriate physical distancing measures and practicing good hand hygiene. The pandemic is not over and we must continue to be vigilant. To stay up to date about the situation in NSW, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

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.

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 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.