More than 2,500 people isolating across the Territory will be free to leave home quarantine when the ACT removes it’s travel restrictions with Greater Brisbane.

The new rules comes into effect from 1pm on Thursday 1 April, in line with the early easing of Brisbane’s 3-day lockdown after just one new case there overnight.

The change means the five Brisbane local government areas of Brisbane City, Ipswich, Redlands, Moreton and Logan will no longer be consider as COVID-19 hotspots.

Under the eased restrictions, Queenslanders from Greater Brisbane will again be able to travel to the ACT without the need to fill out a declaration or exemption form.

From 1pm, people in quarantine will be free to leave, provided they’ve returned a negative test result.

ACT Health is also reminding people, If they’re are exiting quarantine and it is less than 14 days since they left Greater Brisbane, to remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and if they develop, immediately self-isolate and get tested.

However, Public Health requirements still remain in place for people who’ve been to identified exposure sites in Queensland and New South Wales and people need to follow the health advice of the Queensland and NSW Governments.

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In addition, people in the ACT who have been in:

  • Close contact exposure sites – need to contact ACT Health, quarantine for 14 days (commencing from the date of exposure) and get tested for COVID-19
  • Casual contact exposure sites – need to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Local authorities are also warning about the constant evolving nature of the pandemic and warn about possible changes to restrictions over the Easter long weekend.

“When travelling over the Easter period, whether it be to Queensland or any other location, please be vigilant – keep up to date with identified exposure sites, and follow any requirements by the jurisdiction you are visiting.”

“You should also follow all of your regular COVID Safe behaviours such as keeping your distance from people you don’t know, practise good hand and respiratory hygiene and check-in to venues for contact tracing.”

“Stay in your accommodation if you are unwell and get tested if you are experiencing even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms.”

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