04 November 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 114. There are no active cases in the ACT.
A total of 111 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 108,568.
Update on Victorian border restrictions
The Chief Health Officer, Kerryn Coleman is reminding anyone coming to the ACT from Victoria, including returning residents, that they still need to apply for an exemption to enter the Territory while we assess the immediate impact of eased restrictions in Victoria in the coming weeks.
“While the situation in Victoria continues to improve, the ACT will maintain border restrictions until we are able to assess the immediate impact of eased restrictions due to commence in Victoria on 8 November 2020,” Dr Coleman said.
“In line with NSW, the ACT will wait a full two weeks to assess the impact before making changes to border restrictions. This means border restrictions will ease on 23 November, consistent with the NSW approach, providing the COVID-19 situation in Victoria remains stable and there are no new concerns that arise.
“In the meantime, the ACT—together with all other jurisdictions—continues to maintain border restrictions with Victoria.
“Anyone coming to Canberra must apply for exemption through our COVID-19 website. If a person is granted approval to travel to the ACT, their exemption documentation will specify the quarantine requirements.
“People who reside in, or have spent time in, a restricted area or in a COVID-19 area of concern within Victoria will be required to complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine period while people outside those areas may not be required to quarantine.
“For any Canberrans expecting family or friends from Victoria, please to remind them of the need to seek exemption.
“This is also an important reminder that anyone coming the ACT at this time must fly from Melbourne as the border is still closed to driving unless NSW has granted a permit to permit driving,” Dr Coleman said.
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 ask Canberrans to:
- Keep 1.5 metres apart from people or groups you don’t know
- Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene
- 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.