Household and High Risk COVID-19 contacts now only need to undergo two tests, under changes to the ACT’s testing requirements on Wednesday.

ACT Health advice now states that you only need your initial test plus a follow up test on Day 6.

No further testing is required, unless you develop symptoms.

The changes brings the Territory in line with national guidelines and is hoped to help further ease pressures on Canberra’s testing clinics amid a ongoing lack of PCR testing and Rapid Antigen Test supplies.

That comes as the time between your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and the booster shot was also further reduced.

Canberrans aged 18 and over can now get their booster shot three months after their second dose.

The interval change was originally due to come into effect at the end of the month by Acting ACT Health Minister, Chris Steel said there’s enough vaccine supply in the Territory and plenty of bookings available to bring that forward.


“This will make a difference in protecting people from COVID-19.”

“Reducing the interval to three months will mean an extra 183,000 Canberrans are now eligible to receive their booster.”

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