Two people, a man and a child, have been ordered to leave the ACT, accused of breaching the Territory’s Public Health Orders after travelling down from Sydney last week.

The pair were spoken to by Police on Sunday where they initially denied they were in breach of any orders.

Further investigations by Police revealed that they had actually travelled to the ACT from the Greater Sydney area on Friday, despite being told not to prior to their arrival.

The man was arrested on Monday afternoon and will face court at a later date.

Both have now left the ACT after being issued a formal direction to leave.

The man is the sixth person arrested for breaches to the Territory’s public health orders, after authorities were called to an incident in Tuggeranong over the weekend where a woman refused to use the Check-In CBR app at a shop.

ACT Policing COVID-19 Taskforce Superintendent Naomi Binstead thanked the Canberra community for their ongoing compliance and assistance during the pandemic.

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“I would like to remind people to report non-compliance directly to police, especially if an immediate attendance by police is required, not via social media.

“Importantly, if you believe you may be a close contact of a person who has travelled from a COVID-19 affected area, please make this initial contact by phone.”

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