At least one new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the ACT on Monday morning after a Lyneham High School student tested positive.

The number of active infections in the capital has risen to 10 with health authorities expected to announce additional cases in Monday’s COVID-19 update at 11:45am.

The student was infectious in the school community from Monday 9 August to Thursday 12 August.

Those in the Lyneham High School community are directed to stay at home and follow the instructions of ACT Health.

Anyone who was at the school between Monday and Thursday last week is considered a close contact and is required to fill out an online declaration form.

Close contacts must also isolate for 14 days from the last day they were at the school during the student’s infectious period.

The immediate households of these close contacts must also isolate for 14 days.


ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said additional testing arrangements are being organised for the school community.

“There’ll be some further information later this morning for the school community about where they can go specifically to get tested.”

There are now 75 times and locations listed as exposure sites in the ACT.

You can tune in to the ACT COVID-19 updates live on the Mix 106.3 Facebook page.