ACT unlocks new freedoms EARLY by being the most vaccinated region in the world with visitor limits scrapped, and face masks only in ‘high-risk settings’ – after recording 18 new Covid cases
- Canberrans to be given more freedoms two weeks earlier than originally planned
- The changes will come into effect from Friday, in time for the weekend
- Limits on household visitors have been scrapped and venues can fully reopen
Canberrans will be given more freedoms early with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions brought forward by two weeks, as 18 new cases were reported in the capital.
Under the changes that will come into effect from Friday, limits have been scrapped for household visitors and outdoor gatherings, while entertainment venues can open at 100 per cent capacity.
Density rules have eased for retail and hospitality and nightclubs can reopen with dancing and drinking while standing up is allowed.
Canberrans will be given more freedoms early with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions brought forward by two weeks, as 18 new cases were reported in the capital
Face masks will only be mandated in high-risk indoor settings such as hospitals and aged care.
However, the government is still urging Canberrans to wear face masks in crowded settings.
The changes were to be enacted on November 26 but were brought forward due to the ACT’s high vaccination rate, which is now above 95 per cent.
It comes as 18 new infections were reported in Canberra on Tuesday.
There is one person in hospital who is on a ventilator in intensive care.
Health authorities have said there has been an increase in cases in the capital during the past week, with 86 cases in the past week compared to 61 the week before.
Of the new cases reported, the median age of cases was just 15, driven by a large number of infections reported in Canberra schools.
There have been 13 schools affected outbreaks in the ACT.
The five-day rolling average has risen to 12.
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