30 July 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 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 50,255.

COVID-19 testing site open in Kambah

In response to sustained high demand for COVID-19 testing, the ACT Government has today opened a COVID-19 testing clinic in Kambah, in Canberra's south.

The site will operate as a drive-through service only in the northern carpark of Jenke Circuit, Kambah. It will be open from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, seven days a week. No appointment will be needed.

The ACT Government has now conducted more than 50,000 tests for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

For more information on COVID-19 testing sites and opening hours, visit the COVID-19 website.

General health advice on NSW

A Public Health Direction remains in place for a number of affected locations in NSW. This Direction legally requires anyone who has been in some 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. This Public Health Direction is available on the ACT COVID19 website.

It is still a legal requirement under the Public Health Direction for someone who attended Batemans Bay Soldiers Club from Thursday 16 July to Friday 17 July to self-quarantine. If you attended the Soldiers Club on the identified dates we are asking you to get in contact with ACT Health through the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244 and encouraging you to get tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms.

In addition to the above legal direction, the ACT Government also strongly advises anyone who has visited locations identified by NSW Health to follow the advice being provided by the New South Wales authorities. The situation is rapidly evolving, so keep up to date the latest NSW Health Advice.

ACT residents are reminded not to travel to areas where COVID-19 outbreaks are occurring in NSW.

General information

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 www.covid19.act.gov.au/news-articles/act-border-restrictions.