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Follow physical distancing measures and practise good hand hygiene when travelling this school holidays.

01 July 2020

Are you planning on travelling out of the ACT this school holidays? As you plan, try to avoid travelling to areas where hot spots have been identified.

COVID-19 case numbers are increasing in Melbourne, Victoria. Don’t travel to suburbs where community transmission is occurring, and which will be under stay at home public health orders from 11.59pm Monday 1 July until 29 July 2020. Also reconsider the need to travel to other areas of Melbourne.

All people who have been in Melbourne recently are asked to be on the lookout for symptoms for a period of 14 days after leaving the city. If you feel unwell, isolate yourself from others and get tested by your GP or through one of our COVID-19 testing centres.

While the ACT doesn’t have any active cases right now, the risk of new cases increases with more people travelling interstate. You can find information on outbreaks and travel advice on state and territory COVID-19 websites.

Our responsibilities have not changed. States and territories have different rules so it’s important you follow the directions of the jurisdiction you’re travelling in.

In addition, please continue to:

  • Stay 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Stay home if you’re unwell and not see others
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms – no matter how mild
  • Download the COVIDSafe app to help with contact tracing.

With no vaccine for COVID-19, these are the greatest tools to fight the spread right now. They may seem small, but every action counts.

The increase in the number of new cases in neighbouring states is a reminder that the situation can change any moment.

For information and to keep up to date with the situation in Victoria, visit https://bit.ly/MEL-hotspots

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