Changes to the ACT’s COVID roadmap could be announced as soon as Tuesday, with an early reopening for non-essential retail being considered.

ACT Health Officials are meeting to discuss the idea.

It comes after the Territory’s border rules with New South Wales were eased on Saturday, allowing Canberrans to freely shop in Queanbeyan while stores remain closed in the ACT.

Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith said she and her colleagues will be sitting down with the ACT’s Chief Health Officer on Monday afternoon.

“We’re expecting the Chief Minister to make some further announcements on updates to the ‘pathway forward’ tomorrow.”

Under the current plan, retail stores in the ACT won’t be able to reopen their doors until Friday 29 October.

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