Attending high-risk settings

If you have been to a Geographical Area of Risk and you are a staff member, visitor or volunteer in a high-risk setting you should not visit or attend work for a period of 14 days since they were last in the area.

In addition, if you are in quarantine you cannot enter a high-risk setting. Anyone who has been to a casual contact exposure location should not visit or work in a high-risk setting for 14 days after being in this location.

High-risk settings include 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.

Further, staff returning from a Geographical Area of Risk who provide home-based aged care and disability services that involve close physical contact with clients, should exclude themselves from providing in-home care for a period of 14 days since they were last in the area.

See further information on attending high-risk settings, including the latest alert from the Chief Health Officer, on the advice for high-risk settings page.

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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: August 13 2021