24 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 is one (1) active case in the ACT.
A total of 109 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 in the ACT is now 46,102.
New advice for health care and aged care workers in relation to South Western Sydney
ACT Health is advising people who work in high-risk settings, and who have recently visited the NSW Local Government Areas (LGA) of Fairfield, Campbelltown and Liverpool, to not attend work for a period of 14 days after leaving these regions.
The advice extends to all staff, volunteers and visitors in high-risk settings, specifically hospitals, residential aged care facilities, correctional facilities and residential accommodation facilities that support people who require frequent, close personal care and who are vulnerable to severe disease.
These workers, volunteers and visitors are asked to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever and dry cough, and if symptoms develop, to immediately self-isolate at home and arrange to get tested.
People who work in other health settings, such as General Practitioners and other community health practitioners, can continue to deliver services. However, they should remain vigilant, and if symptoms develop, should self-isolate and get tested.
ACT Health is continuing to monitor the situation in South Western Sydney and will provide further advice to the community as needed.
General advice for people travelling from NSW hotspots
A Public Health Direction remains in place for a number of affected locations in NSW. This Direction legally requires anyone who has been in one of the affected locations identified by NSW Health, to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date they were there, even if they do not have any symptoms.
We’re also reminding Canberrans that if you visited Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday 13 July and Wednesday 15 July through to Friday 17 July you are legally required to self-quarantine immediately for 14 days from the date of your visit. We also strongly recommend you get tested for COVID-19 and contact ACT Health for advice so you can be supported in your quarantine.
The Public Health Direction is available on the ACT COVID19 website.
ACT residents are reminded not to travel to areas where COVID-19 outbreaks are occurring in NSW.
We again ask Canberrans to remember four requirements in the coming weeks:
- Avoid large crowds;
- Keep 1.5 metres apart whenever possible;
- Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene; and
- 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.
The ACT Government would also like to remind Canberrans that the existing advice regarding Victoria remains in place – if you have been to Victoria within the past 14 days you must notify ACT Health before returning to the ACT. 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.