Transmission of COVID-19 has now been detected at two Canberra schools since ACT students returned to the classroom following the outbreak of the Delta strain of the virus.

The ongoing cluster at the Wanniassa School Junior Campus has now grown to at least 50.

But Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman said not all cases are on campus.

“We’ve had secondary and tertiary level transmission so that now includes household contacts and other contacts.”

Spread of the virus has now also been detected in at the Erindale College campus.

As of Tuesday, the number of cases linked to the Erindale campus was less than five.

The confirmation of the virus’ spread at an additional school comes as the ACT prepares to ease COVID restrictions.


From Friday, restrictions will ease, including the wearing of masks except in high risk settings which includes classrooms.

See the latest list of COVID-19 exposures at ACT schools here.

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