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Information on the Aug 2021 COVID-19 Situation

The ACT Government is requiring everyone in the ACT community to stay at home to assist in the response to positive cases of COVID-19 in the ACT. The lockdown restrictions came into effect from 5:00pm Thursday 12 August 2021.

Here is a guide to essential information regarding the current Covid-19 situation in the ACT. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.


Lockdown in the ACT

Further information on the essential reasons you can leave home during lockdown is available here:

Lockdown in the ACT – COVID-19

For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, visit the Media Updates page here:

Media updates – COVID-19 (

Exposure locations

Information on COVID-19 exposure locations in the ACT is updated regularly and available here:

COVID-19 exposure locations in the ACT – COVID-19

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Information about wearing face masks is available here:

Information about access to PPE for the community and allied health services is available here:

Requests for PPE can be submitted through the PPE online request form.

Information about appropriate use of PPE is available here:

Entering and Leaving the ACT

Information on travelling to the ACT, including for ACT/NSW border residents, is available here:

Online travel forms, including declaration and exemption forms, are available here:

Online travel forms – COVID-19 (

Information on travelling from the ACT into NSW is available here:

Interstate travellers | NSW Government

The online declaration form, for entry into NSW from the ACT, is available here:

Complete a travel declaration form

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine is available here:

Check if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine – COVID-19 (

COVID-19 vaccination information for people with disability, support staff, volunteers and carers is available here:

Information for people with disability – COVID-19 (

Information on where to get tested in the ACT is available here:

Where to get tested in the ACT – COVID-19

Essential Services

Information on what qualifies as an essential service is available here:

Information on who qualifies as an essential worker is available here.

Information on visiting a supported independent living home or other residence where people with disability live is available here:

Advice for visitors – COVID-19 (

Information on supporting mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 is available here:

Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 | Health (

Access to ACT Health Facilities

Information on accessing health care facilities in the ACT is available here:

COVID-19 Update: Changes to your visit to ACT Health Facilities | Health

Quarantine requirements

Information on quarantine, isolation and stay-at-home requirements is available here:

Quarantine, isolation and stay at home – COVID-19 (

Information on close, casual and secondary contacts is available here:

Note that the requirements for secondary contacts in NSW differ from the requirements in the ACT. Download the NSW Health fact sheet for secondary contacts for more information: NSW Health fact sheet for secondary close contacts – Fact sheets.

In-home Vaccinations

The COVID-19 Vaccination Program Team at ACT Health has advised that if anyone feels they may require in-reach into their home because they have significant barriers to access other vaccination options, they can ring the ACT vaccination booking line (02 5124 7700 and choose option 3 for the dedicated disability line). You will be able to speak to someone who will take your information and someone from the COVID-19 Vaccination Program team will reach out and coordinate vaccination in home.

Changes to our service delivery

Information on the changes to Carers ACT’s delivery of services during the lockdown period is available here:

Information on Carers ACT services during lockdown

Other Resources

Here is a list of places in the Canberra region where you can order your food supplies and groceries online. They offer home delivery and click & collect services to enable you to do your food shopping safely and conveniently.

Food and Grocery Home Delivery