ACT 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.

In making the Public Health Emergency Directions, the Chief Health Officer has considered the impact on Human Rights (PDF) | (Word).

For more information see the signed directions from the Chief Health Officer in accordance with the Public Health Emergency Directions (table below). The ACT Government has also established a compliance and enforcement framework which is summarised here: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Directions - Compliance and enforcement framework for the issue of infringement notices (PDF).

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)

Public Health (Emergency) Declaration Further Extension 2020 (No 11)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 119

From 16 March 2020 until Public Health Emergency Declaration ends.

Extended until 19 November 2020

NI2020-153

NI2020-500

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 (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 (Residential Aged Care Facilities) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 3)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 14 May 2020 until Public Emergency ends

NI2020-363

Public Health (Returned Travellers) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 7)

In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 11:59pm on 1 September 2020 until Public Emergency ends.

NI2020-535

Public Health (COVID-19 Interstate Travellers) Emergency Direction 2020 In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120 From 8 July 2020 until Public Emergency ends NI2020-399
Public Health (Self-Isolation) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 3) In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120
From 11:59pm on 1 September 2020 until Public Emergency ends.
NI2020-534
Public Health (COVID-19 Interstate Hotspots) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 5) In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120 From 20 July 2020 until Public Emergency ends NI2020-440        
Public Health (Restricted Activities - Gatherings, Business or Undertakings) Emergency Direction 2020 (No 9) In Force

Notifiable instruments

s 120

From 9am on 9 September 2020 until Public Emergency ends.
NI2020-617
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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: September 17 2020