Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for the Australian Capital Territory or Canberra. 


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Summary of Restrictions from 12 November 2021

 

Core Restrictions across all settings

  • COVID-19 Safety Plans must be prepared by certain businesses and able to be produced if requested by an authorised officer.
  • The following documents have been produced to support the development of COVID-19 Safety Plans:
    • COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Small Business
    • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
  • Certain businesses, venues and events must continue to use the Check in CBR app, including the building and construction sector.
    • Paper records are not permitted to be used to collect patron details. Businesses are required to use the Business Profile function of the App going forward.
  • All persons aged 16 years and over must continue to check in to certain businesses and venues, regardless of how long you intend to remain.

Face Coverings/Masks

  • Any person aged 12 years or older must wear a face mask when entering or using the following:
    • High risk facilities, including a hospital, residential aged care facility, correction and detention facilities (or other places of custody), residential accommodation facilities that support people who require frequent, close personal care and who are vulnerable to disease, care facilities including in-home and community aged care providers and disability service providers (when providing services to a vulnerable person).
    • On public transport, including a public bus, light rail vehicle, taxi, rideshare vehicle, hire car or demand response service vehicle (drivers of these vehicles should continue wearing a mask when transporting passengers).
    • In all indoor spaces at a school, early childhood education and care settings (including out of school hours care), noting that only children in Years 7 to 12 are required to wear a face mask while in an indoor space at school. Children in Years 3 to 6 are encouraged to wear a mask when indoors at school, if they are comfortable doing so (this is at the discretion of the student and their parent, carers or guardians). This requirement will be reviewed prior to recommencement of the school year in 2022.
  • Indoor Front of House Hospitality Staff are also required to wear a face mask when working.
  • A person may remove their face mask in one of the abovementioned locations in the following situations:
    • when consuming food, drink or medicine
    • when communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication.
    • if asked to remove a face mask to ascertain identity (eg if asked by a police officer).
    • When the nature of a person’s work in one of the abovementioned areas means that wearing a face mask creates a risk to health and safety.
    • When performing essential work in an indoor space in one of the abovementioned areas, but only when:
      • in an office where no other people are present; OR
      • when sitting or standing at a workstation in an office; AND
      • 1.5 metres away from any other person.

      As soon as a person is no longer alone or is moving, they must wear a face mask.

    • When undertaking vigorous exercise.
    • Because of an emergency.
  • Face masks remain mandatory for people aged 12 years and over while inside the Canberra Airport terminal and during domestic commercial flights in and out of Canberra.

Recommendations:

  • The community is also strongly encouraged to continue to wear face masks during the following circumstances:
    • Anytime a person has symptoms of COVID-19.
    • When in a public indoor setting and or in areas where physical distancing from people not known to you may not be possible (for example, customers in retail, business, hospitality and education settings).
    • When in public indoor gatherings (for example in places of worship, at funerals, weddings or at a theatre).
    • When in indoor places for personal services (for example at the hairdresser and in a nail salon).
  • It is also strongly recommended that business and government service providers consider implementing their own policies around mask wearing for entry into their premises, particularly where there is extensive interaction with the public (eg government service centres).

Note: A face covering means a mask or other covering that fits securely around the face and covers the nose and mouth to provide the wearer with protection against infection. A scarf or bandana is not a face mask.

Interstate Travel

Interstate Travel

  • A risk-based approach to determining travel restrictions going forward.
  • Existing high risk geographical areas will be reviewed and any changes will come into effect from 11:59pm on 12 November 2021.
  • If high risk geographical areas remain, exemptions will continue to be required prior to travel:
    • Fully vaccinated travellers can enter the ACT for any reason, without the need to quarantine or undergo testing. Exemptions will be issued automatically.
    • Unvaccinated travellers can travel for essential reasons only. Exemption applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and certain conditions (testing and/or stay at home) may be applied.

International Travel

  • International travellers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine on arrival into the ACT.
    • Testing requirements apply
    • Restrictions on entry into high risk and other settings
    • Modified quarantine requirements for dependents under 18 years of age.
  • International travellers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days at port of entry.
  • Exemptions can be considered for travel to the ACT to complete quarantine, but only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Further changes to international travel requirements will be considered, in line with Commonwealth advice.

More information is available on the Travel advice page.


Business, retail and workplace

Employers continue to allow staff to work from home if practical, with gradual return to work permitted in accordance with the Public Health Direction

  • Licensed venues permitted to have 25 people across the venue, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff). If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can have up to 50 people in outdoor spaces only, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff)Majority of businesses permitted to have up to 25 people across the venue, or one person per four square metres, whichever is lesser (exc staff); Hairdressing and other personal care services can open with five clients at any one time
  • Essential retail can continue to operate, with density of one person per four square metres
  • Hardware and building supplies, agricultural and rural supplies, pet stores, businesses that sell essential office supplies continue to operate through click and collect services or click and deliver services only.  
  • These essential retail businesses can also permit up to two people from the same household (this limit does not apply to children under 12 years of age) into a store at any one time, by booked appointments.
  • Non-essential retail (and some essential retail outlets) can continue to operate a click and collect or click and deliver service, with no more than 10 staff permitted to be in the business at any one time, or one person per four square metres whichever is lesser
    • These essential retail businesses can also permit up to two people from the same household (this limit does not apply to children under 12 years of age) into a store at any one time, by booked appointments.
    • Payments for goods can be made at the time of collection and not restricted to online payments only.

Fitness, Sport and Outdoor physical recreation and campgrounds

  • Outdoor Sporting activities (training) can resume with up to 25 people in each outdoor space (exc staff or volunteers)
  • Swimming pools are permitted to operate with no more than 25 swimmers across the venue. Only 2 swimmers per lane allowed, with formal swimming lessons and training permitted.
  • Change rooms to remain closed.

Residential aged care

  • Up to two people will be permitted to visit a resident of a residential aged care facility for any reason. Visitors will be required to be vaccinated

Weddings and funerals

  • 50 people permitted to attend a funeral and up to 25 people can attend a wedding (exc staff)

Masks will continue to be required at all times upon leaving home, including in workplaces, if you are aged 12 years and over.

 


Vaccine Age Modified & New Mass Vaccination Clinic

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine bookings open for people aged 16-29

People aged between 16-29 years can now book to get their Pfizer Vaccination at an ACT Government COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic or at a participating GP.

New COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at AIS Arena

There will be a new Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic opening at the AIS Arena on Friday 3 September. 

Closure of old Mass Vaccination Clinic at Garran

The COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at Garran will close end of the day on Thursday 2 September. If you have an existing appointment at the Garran COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic, you do not need to change anything. The existing appointments at the Garran Clinic (scheduled for on or after Friday 3 September) has been moved to the AIS Arena Clinic.


If you are required to Quarantine 

Quarantine separates a person who may have been exposed to COVID-19 from the rest of the community.

This is to protect the community while waiting to see if the person has COVID-19.

Quarantine is used to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 from one person to another.

Quarantine means that you must stay at home or in your hotel room.

You cannot go to work, school, or public areas, such as shops, cafes, or restaurants.

You must tell people not to visit you while you are in quarantine.

Quarantine Requirements are outlines on the ACT Government COVID page.

Testing Clinics

Link to Map of testing clinic locations in the ACT.


Current restrictions

Social Gatherings, Leaving Home and Visitors

Home Visits

  • No limit on number of visitors to a home

Informal Outdoor Gatherings

  • No limit on the number of people permitted at informal outdoor gatherings

Organised Events (Outdoor and Indoor)

  • All organised events must develop a COVID Safety Plan.
    • The COVID Safe Event Checklist (for events up to 2,000 people) is available for use and once completed is regarded as the Event COVID Safety Plan.
  • Density limits of one person per two square metres will apply for all indoor spaces (exc staff).
  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • Events of between 1,000 and 2,000 people must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health.
  • Events and gatherings greater than 2,000 people must seek an exemption, in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance.
    • Density limits may need to be applied to larger events being held in outdoor spaces.
    • No capacity limits on the size of events that will be considered for an exemption, but event organisers must work closely with ACT Health and other relevant ACT Government agencies in the development of event COVID Safety Plans.

Education and Childcare

READ: Health guidelines for schools

Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Back to on campus learning, in accordance with Health Guidelines for ECECs and Schools.
  • End of year school events can take place in accordance with the End of Year Event Guidelines for Schools.

Schools:

  • Back to on campus learning, in accordance with Health Guidelines for ECECs and Schools.
  • Out of School Hours care available to all students.
  • End of year school events can take place in accordance with the End of Year Event Guidelines for Schools.

Higher Education and Training:

  • Back to on campus learning as determined by the facility.
  • Density limits apply (one person per two square metres in all indoor spaces).

Work

  • Continued return to work where it suits employees and employers.

Public Transport

Buses and Light Rail:

  • Interim timetable with school services 
  • Light rail services operating as normal.

Taxis, Hire Car and Ride Share Services

  • Operating as normal.

Hospitality and Licensed Venues

Licensed Venues, Cafes, Restaurants and Food Courts

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.

Food Courts

  • Can apply one person per two square metres within each indoor space
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.

Night Clubs

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.

Gaming and gambling venues

  • Casinos, Clubs, Gambling Venues and Betting Agencies

    • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
    • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
      • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
      • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
    • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
    • Dancing is permitted.
    • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.
    .

Business and Retail

Businesses not covered elsewhere in the Direction (including retail, where essential or non-essential)

  • Businesses must meet their work, health and safety obligations.
  • One person per two square metres must be applied to any indoor areas of the business which are accessible to the public.
  • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces which are accessible to the public.

Religious gatherings and ceremonies:
Places of Worship

Places of Worship

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If places of worship wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Choirs should continue to maintain physical distancing from congregation while singing.

Funerals

Funerals

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If funerals wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

Weddings

Weddings

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
    • One person per two square metres within each indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.

Fitness and Sport

Gyms, Health Clubs, Fitness Centres or Wellness Centres, Personal Training and Bootcamps

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.
  • Class sizes limited by density restrictions.

Swimming Pools

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If swimming pools wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff); and
    • No more than 2,000 people across the site (indoors and outdoors).
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces
  • If swimming pools can have more than 1,000 people across the site they must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health for review
  • Exemptions will be considered for events, in accordance with the COVID-19 Safe Event Guidance.

Dance Classes

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If dance classes wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Class sizes limited by density restrictions.

Organised Sporting Activities

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If sporting activities wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff); and
    • No more than 2,000 people across the site (indoors and outdoors).
  • Sporting events with between 1,000-2,000 people (exc staff but including participants and spectators) must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance document.
  • Exemptions will be considered for events greater than 2,000 people, in accordance with the COVID-19 Safe Event Guidance.
    • Noting that larger events are usually held under venue which are separately listed in the Direction (eg Manuka Oval and GIO Stadium)

Outdoor physical recreation and campgrounds

Campgrounds, Caravan Parks and Camp Sites:  

  • Any gatherings on site need to comply with gathering limits

Outdoor playgrounds, Skate Parks, Fitness Stations and Dog Parks:

  • Any gatherings on site need to comply with gathering limits

Nature Reserves

  • Any gatherings on site need to comply with gathering limits

Entertainment and Leisure

Indoor or Outdoor Play Centres, Arcades or Amusement Centres

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
    • One person per two square metres within each indoor and outdoor space (exc staff)
    • Group bookings limited to no more than 20 people.
  • Play Centres which remained closed from 29 October 2021 to continue to remain closed until 26 November 2021

Community and Cultural Facilities, Attractions and Cultural Activities

Libraries

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If Libraries wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff)and
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

Community Centres, Facilities or Youth Centres

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If facilities wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff)
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Activities being held in these facilities which are referenced elsewhere must comply with the conditions for those activities (eg. weddings, martial arts, sporting activities, and dance classes).

Galleries, Museums, National Cultural Institution, Historic Sites, Outdoor Attractions (Zoos and other Tourism Attractions)

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff or volunteers).
  • If venues wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff)
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

Musical Rehersals - Choirs, Bands and Orchestras (higher risk activity)

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If ensembles wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Class sizes limited by density restrictions.
  • Participants to maintain physical distancing wherever possible, particularly for higher risk activities
    • For school activities: Masks are not required to be worn while rehearsing if singing or playing an instrument that requires use of the mouth. Masks should be put back on as soon as possible after rehearsals

Events and Performance Venues, Conferences and Cinemas

Indoor Entertainment and Event Venues (including venues with forward facing, fixed and tiered seating – theatres, arenas or auditoriums).

Indoor theatre-style venues with fixed and tiered seating:

  • 100 per cent of fixed seating capacity for each space.
  • Density quotients do not apply for unfixed seating areas when performances are being held.
  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.

Other Indoor performance and entertainment venues:

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff or volunteers).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.
  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.

Live Performance Events

  • Exemptions can be sought to host live performance events at up to three persons per four square metres (75 per cent) of usable indoor space, subject to the event being ticketed and seated wherever practicable.
  • Exemptions to be submitted in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance.
  • Events must be ticketed.
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted

Conference and Convention Venues

    • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
    • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
      • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
      • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

National Convention Centre

    • For areas with fixed and tiered seating, 100 per cent of fixed seating capacity.
    • For areas with unfixed seating, one person per two square metres to be applied per useable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

For all venues listed above:

  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Exemptions will be considered for events, in accordance with the COVID-19 Safe Event Guidance(under 2,000 people) or COVID Safe Event Guidance (more than 2,000 people).
  • Activities being held in these facilities which are referenced elsewhere must comply with the conditions for those activities (eg. weddings).

Cinemas or Movie Theatres

  • Sessions must be ticketed.
  • 100 per cent of fixed seating capacity for each space.
  • Density quotients do not apply for unfixed seating areas when performances are being held, noting that venues may not be able to maintain one person per two sqm in lobby and bar areas when operating at 100% capacity.

Outdoor Entertainment and Event Venues (including venues with forward facing, fixed and tiered seating - stadiums, concert venues)

Outdoor venues – enclosed with permanent tiered stadiums:

  • 100 per cent of fixed seating capacity for each space (exc staff).
  • For areas with unfixed seating, one person per two square metres to be applied per useable indoor space (exc staff).
  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • For events with between 1,000-2,000 people (exc staff, but including participants and spectators) must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance document.
  • Events of greater than 2,000 people require an exemption.

GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval

  • 100 per cent of fixed seating capacity.
  • For areas with unfixed seating, one person per two square metres to be applied per useable indoor space (exc staff).

Exhibition Park in Canberra

  • For areas with unfixed seating, one person per two square metres to be applied per useable indoor space (exc staff).
  • 100 per cent of any fixed and tiered seating areas (exc staff)
  • Events of greater than 3,000 people require an exemption.

For all venues listed above:

  • Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Exemptions will be considered for events, in accordance with the COVID-19 Safe Event Guidance.
  • Activities being held in these facilities which are referenced elsewhere must comply with the conditions for those activities (eg. weddings).

Hairdressing, beauty and personal services

Hairdressing and Barbers, Beauty Therapy, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Waxing Salons, Tanning Salons, Tattoo Parlours and Body Modification Studios

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff), or
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).

Strip Clubs and Brothels

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
  • Eating and drinking while standing is permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for any indoor spaces.

Gaming and gambling venues

Casinos, Clubs, Gambling Venues and Betting Agencies

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
    • One person per four square metres within each indoor space (exc staff), and
    • One person per two square metres within each outdoor space up to 300 people (exc staff).
  • Patrons must remain seated whilst eating and drinking in indoor spaces.
  • Dancing is not permitted.
  • Venues to display a sign at the entrance of each space specifying occupancy limit for the space

Real Estate Services and Auction Houses

READ: Guidance for Owner's Corporations Fact Sheet

Real Estate:

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, venues apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

Auction Houses

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
    • One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff).
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces.

Tours and Accommodation

  • Accommodation

    • Open
  • Tours (eg walking tours)

    • Open in line with applicable gathering restrictions.

    Tour transport: 

    • Open in line with applicable gathering restrictions.

Residential Aged Care Facilities

  • Visitor Restrictions:

    • Visitors to comply with policies established by the relevant residential aged care facility (RACF).
      • RACFs to determine within their own policies whether visitors are required to be vaccinated.
    • Travellers from COVID-19 affected areas require an exemption to enter the ACT.


Hospital Visitors

Visitor Restrictions:

  • Visitors to comply with policies established by the relevant hospital or health care facility.
  • Travellers from COVID-19 affected areas require an exemption to enter the ACT.

Health Care

  • Open with appropriate COVID Safe measures (no longer restricted in the Public Health Direction

Construction Sector - information for industry

  • Building and construction activities must strictly adhere to the ACT Building and Construction Industry COVID-19 Guidance.
  • Building and construction activities can apply the following density limits for all work sites:
    • one person per two square metres for all indoor spaces.
    • No density limits apply to outdoor spaces

 


 

Check-In CBR

Canberrans can store their COVID-19 vaccination certificate in the Check-In CBR app from 10 November, but there's no requirement in the ACT to do so. 

Users can add the digital certificate through a secure verification process using their MyGov account or the Express Plus Medicare app.

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving across the country, the ACT Government is taking extra steps to support contact tracing in the Territory.

The Check-In CBR app is now mandatory in all retail settings, public transport and taxi and rideshare, in the same way, it is already mandatory for restricted businesses. The time requirement of 15 minutes is being removed, which means you will need to check-in regardless of how long you are planning to stay on the premises.

This additional measure will ensure contact tracing teams have access to the best available data to quickly and effectively contact any individual who may have been exposed.

Retail settings include supermarkets, petrol stations, takeaway services, clothing stores and department stores.

Transport services include buses, light rail, taxis, Uber and other rideshare services.

Across the country, we are seeing the emergence of more transmissible variants of COVID-19. Widespread use of contact tracing apps has been critical for the rapid response to community transmission in other jurisdictions.

People aged 16 years and older must check-in upon entry,  regardless of how long you are planning on spending in a venue.

Check-In CBR app is currently being used by over 10,000 businesses and venues across the ACT. Since its launch, the app has been downloaded more than 815,000 times with 18.32 million check-ins.

If you don’t have a smartphone or are unable to download the app, a friend or relative that has the app on their phone can check you in as a guest.

You can also ask the business to check you in using the app’s business profile. This is just as safe as using the app on your own device.

If you are unable to check in on public transport, please ensure that you have a registered MyWay card.

Please note that drivers of buses and light rail vehicles are not able to check patrons in using the business profile function as they are required to be in control of their vehicle.  If you are unable to check in to a public transport vehicle, please ensure that you keep good records of the services you have used.


Travel restrictions

Entering the ACT

Rules and restrictions for entry to ACT apply when a COVID-19 area of concern notice identifies affected areas and places of concern.

Go to Entering the ACT - current restrictions to see the current list of and to apply for declaration and exemption forms. 

Entering the ACT from NSW.

Leaving the ACT

If you are travelling, please remember the situation can change quickly. It is your responsibility to follow all public health directions of the place you are travelling in.

If travelling to an area when it is COVID-19-affected you may require an exemption to gain re-entry to the ACT and be required to quarantine for up to 14 days upon your arrival.

Whenever you travel, you should monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days, get tested with even mild symptoms and keep checking for updates about where you have been.

Find out more here: Leaving the ACT - current restrictions


More information

Need to talk to someone about this?

If you would like to talk to someone about COVID-19 please call the Disability Gateway - 1800 643 787 Monday to Friday 8 am - 8 pm. 


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