A spokesperson has confirmed the ACT Government is expected to make an announcement on COVID-19 restrictions this Friday 17 February 2022.

No further details were provided but it’s likely the ACT will be considering a further easing of current rules.

It comes as both New South Wales and Victoria announced an easing of their rules today.

Eased restrictions come into effect across New South Wales from tomorrow, including the:

  • Return of singing and dancing
  • Density limits being scrapped
  • QR code check-ins only being needed in nightclubs and at music festivals
  • Work from home advice will now be at “employer’s discretion”

A further easing of rules in NSW will also come into effect from February 25:

  • Masks will no longer be mandatory, only encouraged, in most indoor settings, you’ll still need them on public transport, in hospitals and aged-care facilities
  • Singing and dancing returns to music festivals

The ACT Opposition has called on the Territory Government to follow the lead of New South Wales.

Opposition Leader, Elizabeth Lee said it would provide a major boost for local business still struggling with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

“Surely the health advice across the states and territories should not differ so much that businesses in the ACT are forced to comply with density limits in stark contrast to those just across the border.”

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