COVID-19 restrictions are in force for the Australian Capital Territory and in place until Thursday, 2 September. If you rent in the ACT, here’s where to get tenancy support.
Canberrans are being asked to stay at home to assist in the response to positive cases of COVID-19 in the ACT. The lockdown restrictions came into effect from 5:00 PM on Thursday, 12 August 2021, for 7 days.
If you live in the ACT, the six essential reasons you can leave your home during this lockdown are:
- to buy essential groceries and medicine
- to access essential healthcare including in-home care
- for essential work
- to exercise outdoors for one hour per day in your region
- to get a COVID-19 test
- to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Anyone aged 12 years and over must wear a mask at all times upon leaving home. For some people this is not possible. Read on for more information about face masks and exemptions.
The stay at home order applies unless you:
- Move to a new place of residence or between different places of residence (either within the ACT or in another jurisdiction).
- Note: If leaving the ACT you must ensure you comply with another jurisdiction’s travel requirements prior to entering.
For more information on the current restrictions, news updates and FAQs, visit the ACT Government website.
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I’m renting. Where can I get help?
If you’re looking for extra tenancy support in the ACT, these organisations may be able to assist you in a range of areas.
|National Debt Hotline||1800 007 007. Weekdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.||National Debt Hotline|
|Salvation Army||13 72 58||Salvation Army|
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|Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre||1800 015 188, 24/7||Safe Steps|
|Lifeline Australia||13 11 14, 24/7||Lifeline Australia|
|Legal Aid Tenancy Advice Service||1300 402 512||Legal Aid Tenancy Advice Service|
|Canberra Community Law||(02) 6218 7900||Canberra Community Law|