Retail returns and travel restrictions to ease for the ACT


There’s been relief for Canberra businesses, and locals looking to visit friends and family in New South Wales.

Off the back of the ACT’s 80 per cent double dose vaccination, the Government has brought forward some changes to the public health order.

From Friday, non-essential retail can resume with a limit of one person per 4 square metres.

Essential retailers who had been operating under click and collect will also be able to reopen their doors.

Travel to Sydney is back on the cards for Canberrans.

The ACT will remove the COVID-Affected Area declaration across NSW from November 1.

That means locals won’t have to quarantine when returning from all of the state, including Sydney.

The decision aligns with the NSW Government allowing travel from Greater Sydney to all of regional New South Wales on the same date.

Face masks will still be required indoors to slow the spread of the virus, but the Goverment has confirmed that they won’t be mandatory outdoors from October 29.