Canberrans could soon be enjoying additional freedoms under a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT.

The Territory’s Emergency Cabinet met with the Chief Health Officer on Monday night to consider bringing forward the date for the next stage of eased restrictions after the ACT reached the 95% double vax rate over the weekend.

Currently, restrictions aren’t due to change until 26 November.

Under that next step, the use of masks would be wound back to just high risk settings, limits on outdoor gatherings and home visitors would be removed and businesses would be able to operate under a one person per 2 square metre density.

The Chief Minster, Andrew Barr will be joined by Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith and the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman to provide a COVID-19 update at 12:15pm today.

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