The ACT will go into a snap seven day lockdown from 5:00 pm tonight after a Gungahlin man in his 20’s became the regions first case in over a year.

From 5:00 pm people in the ACT can only leave their home for the following essential reasons:

  • To shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable people
  • To obtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
  • To exercise outdoors for no more than one hour per day, with one other person, or your household group
  • To provide essential caregiving services
  • To undertake essential work
Masks are also mandatory in all settings outside the home, and except for when completing “vigorous exercise”.
It is believed the man was infectious within the community since Sunday night. If you were at one of the following locations during the listed times, you are considered a close contact and must quarantine for 14 days and get tested:
Residents of the Yass Valley are still able to travel into Canberra for one of the essential reasons. If you are planning on travelling into Canberra be prepared to be stopped by police at the border.
Max O’Driscoll