Australian Capital Territory restrictions


UPDATED - 20 October, 2021

Total active cases - 428

Locally acquired last 24 hours - 24

Overseas acquired last 24 hours - 0

Under investigation last 24 hours - 0

Locally acquired last 7 days - 177

Overseas acquired last 7 days - 0

Under investigation last 7 days - 49





The ACT's lockdown has been lifted, and the Territory is expected to open further on 29 October.  


Some gatherings are already allowed and, from Thursday, 21 October, non essential retail businesses will be allowed to reopen to the public.  


Face masks must be worn by everyone aged over 12 years outside the home and everyone in the ACT should continue to review the ACT COVID-19 website for  exposure locations.  


Residents are being asked to reconsider the need for non-essential travel and to keep using the  Check In CBR App.   


For more information on the current status, check the Government's website here. Find the latest exposure sites here.  





Non-ACT residents will be unable to enter the ACT without an approved exemption.  Key areas of concern for the ACT are:  


  • New South Wales and Victoria - COVID-19 affected areas have been declared for the whole of each state, apart from border regions - travel to NSW is expected to be reopened from 29 October; and 



  • there are no restrictions for the Northern Territory.  


Border residents in the immediate proximity of the ACT can enter to perform essential work, but must abide by current lockdown rules.  


Please note:  FPA Australia tries to keep these pages as accurate and up-to-date as possible.  However, Coronavirus policy is changing rapidly, so practitioners should check the links to confirm what is required of them.