Public Health Directions

A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). This provides the Chief Health Officer with additional powers to do whatever is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 ) and reduce its risk to the health of Canberrans.

For more information see the signed directions from the Chief Health Officer in accordance with the Public Health Emergency Directions.

For information about new directions in NSW, please visit the NSW Legislation website.

You can also find information about what you can and can’t do in NSW on the NSW Government’s COVID-19 website.

Name

Status

Type

Under

Effective

Year and No

Public Health (Emergency) Declaration 2020 (No 1)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 119

From 16 March 2020 until Public Health Emergency Declaration ends

NI2020-153

Public Health (Emergency) Declaration Further Extension 2020 (No 9)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 119

7 April 2020 - 7 July 2020

NI2020-218

Public Health (Returned Travellers) Emergency Direction 2020

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 19 March 2020 until Public Health Emergency Declaration ends

NI2020-164

Public Health (Residential Aged Care Facilities) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 2)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 6:00pm 14 May 2020 until Public Emergency ends

NI2020-281

Public Health (Self-Isolation) Emergency Direction 2020

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 25 March 2020 until Public Health Emergency Declaration ends

NI2020-177

Public Health (Closure of Non-Essential Business or Undertaking) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 7)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 11.59pm 15 May 2020 - 6 July 2020

NI2020-286

Public Health (Non-Essential Gatherings) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 3)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 11:59pm 8 May 2020 until Public Emergency ends

NI2020-268

Public Health (Returned Travellers) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 5)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 6:00pm 14 May 2020 until Public Emergency ends

NI2020-280

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: May 15 2020