Sydney’s Northern Beaches will be removed as a COVID-19 hotspot in the ACT from Tuesday afternoon.

The decision, which comes into effect from 3pm, follows an improved coronavirus situation across the area.

The change means visitors from the area will be free to enter the Territory without the need to isolate or seek an exemption, with approximately 75 people who were in quarantine now free to leave.

The removal of the Northern Beaches leaves 10 council areas of concern across Sydney.

Blacktown City, Burwood, Canada Bay City, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield City, Inner West, Liverpool City, Paramatta City and Strathfield Municipality.

ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman said there is no change to the public health orders for the remaining Local Government Area’s.

“These remaining LGAs of Sydney still pose a high enough risk to the ACT to retain the existing travel and quarantine requirements for anyone coming from these areas.

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“We continue to urge Canberrans not to travel to these COVID-19 affected areas at this time.”

Canberrans returning from the remaining covid-19 affected areas are required to self-declare with ACT Health and quarantine for 14-days.