Semester 2 2020 COVID-19 Update
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There are legal requirements now in place for people returning to the ACT from Victoria and particular places in New South Wales to self-quarantine. It is crucial that students and staff comply with the latest public health advice, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at the school and in the broader Canberra community.
Quarantine advice for Soldiers Club at Batemans Bay
From 12 noon today, 20 July 2020, anyone who attended the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on
Monday 13 July and Wednesday 15 July through to Friday 17 July is legally required to self-quarantine immediately for 14 days from the date of their visit. In addition, it is recommended that those who were there get tested for COVID-19, even if you are asymptomatic. Contact the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244 to register. ACT Health officials will be in contact to provide advice and support during your quarantine period.
If you were in Batemans Bay, but did not attend the Soldiers Club, you are asked to be vigilant with your health and get tested if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild.
Other NSW locations
Public Health Directions are also in place for these specific locations and times in New South Wales:
- Crossroads Hotel in Casula – between Friday 3 July to Friday 10 July
- Planet Fitness in Casula – between Saturday 4 July and Friday 10 July
- Picton Hotel in Picton – on Saturday 4 July, Sunday 5 July, Thursday 9 July or Friday 10 July.
The direction legally requires anyone who has been in these locations at these times to
self-quarantine for 14 days from the date they visited, even if they don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have visited these locations on the specified dates you are also asked to get in contact with ACT Health through the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244, so ACT Health officials can support you through quarantine. You are also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms.
If you travelled in New South Wales during the school holidays you are strongly encouraged to monitor the latest NSW Health Advice.
In addition, ACT residents are reminded not to travel to areas where COVID-19 outbreaks are occurring in NSW. This includes Liverpool and Campbelltown areas of Sydney more broadly, where these clusters of cases are.
Health advice on Victoria
The 14 day quarantine period is legally enforceable for people:
- who entered the ACT after 7.00am on 3 July and had been in a Victorian COVID-19 hotspot within the previous 14 days
- who entered the ACT after 11.59pm on 6 July and had been in a Victorian COVID-19 hotspot (Greater Melbourne area) within the previous 14 days
- who entered the ACT after 12.01am on 8 July and had been in anywhere in Victoria at any time in the previously 14 day.
Anyone who had been in Victoria and returned to the ACT prior to 7.00am on 3 July, is not legally required to quarantine, but is strongly encouraged to stay at home for 14 days (from the date they left Victoria) and be extremely vigilant in monitoring their symptoms. You should get tested even for the mildest of symptoms.