09 September 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 no active cases in the ACT.

A total of 110 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 84,932.

Check In CBR app launches to help businesses with contact tracing

Today the ACT Government launched the ‘Check in CBR’ app, a contactless, secure and convenient way for customers to sign into a Canberra venue. The app enables people to self-check-in to venues and have this data stored securely with ACT Health in the event contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

In line with current Public Health Directions, non-essential businesses and undertakings are required to ask all customers for their first name and phone number, and record these details along with the date and time they attended the venue. While many larger businesses are already using their own electronic check-in and data storage systems, many smaller businesses can’t afford to invest in this type of technology and are still relying solely on paper and pen systems.

The Check In CBR App is free of charge for both venues and their customers, and enables small businesses and venues to easily comply with these Directions in a safe, easy and secure way. Businesses and venues opting in to use Check In CBR will be provided with a free App Starter Kit so the app can to be used in their venues, and to incorporate the app’s usage into their COVID Safe Plans.

While usage of the app is encouraged, it is completely voluntary, and some businesses and venues may wish to continue recording and securely storing customer contact details via other means.

Businesses or venues wishing to register to use the Check In CBR App can visit the Check In CBR page on the ACT Government COVID-19 website.

General information

ACT Health reminds anyone who has been outside the ACT to monitor the health website of the jurisdiction they visited for updates on where confirmed cases have spent time and where other alerts may be in place. Please adhere to the health advice on those websites. In particular, take note of the latest areas in Queensland and NSW.

Likewise, if you intend on travelling, please monitor the other jurisdiction’s website. The advice on affected areas is changing regularly, so keep up to date with the latest advice. Please be mindful and aware of how easily the virus spreads.

ACT residents who are returning from Victoria by air must continue to advise ACT Health before their arrival, preferably at least 72 hours before the intended travel date, and immediately quarantine for 14 days.

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 continue to ask Canberrans to:

  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.