To limit the spread of Covid-19, the Australian Capital Territory will enter a 7-day lockdown from 5.00 pm on Thursday 12 August.
Bright & Duggan
We remain open and operating. However, to comply with the health orders our office will be closed to the public and most of our team are going to be working from home.
Please note you can e-mail or call as normal. Our office will be locked and closed to in-person visitors during this time. Contact us to discuss urgent matters that may typically require an office visit.
From 5.00 pm on Thursday, 12 August 2021:
The ACT will enter a seven-day lockdown from 5.00 pm today, as a result of a COVID-19 case being identified in the community and positive wastewater detections reported overnight.
The lockdown will remain in place until 5.00 pm Thursday 19 August 2021.
People in the ACT can only leave their homes for the following essential reasons:
- To shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable people
- To obtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
- To exercise outdoors for no more than one hour per day, with one other person, or your household group
- To provide essential caregiving services
- To undertake essential work
Where possible, people should undertake these essential activities within their local region.
Further details on the approved reasons for leaving home are available on the ACT COVID-19 website.
Face masks must be carried at all times and worn by everyone aged over 12 years outside the home.
Non-essential businesses, including non-essential retail must close for the duration of the lockdown.
If you can work from home, you must work from home.
Further information on permitted activities and which businesses can operate during the lockdown is available on the ACT COVID-19 website.
Everyone in the ACT should continue to review the ACT COVID-19 website for exposure locations.
We know that people will be concerned about having COVID-19 in the community, but we must prioritise our testing to people with symptoms and people identified as a close contact by ACT Health.
The ACT Government is ramping up its testing capacity across the Territory and preparing to stand up a new Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic at Brindabella Business Park in the Canberra Airport precinct this afternoon.
The Government are working to open the Drive Through Clinic from 4.00 pm until 8.00pm today and open again at 8.00 am tomorrow.
It is located on Molonglo Drive (entry off Pialligo Avenue).
For additional information about testing visit the ACT COVID-19 website.
The ACT is also declaring all of NSW as a COVID-19 affected area. For residents in the surrounding NSW region, if you live in one of the following approved postcodes you may enter the ACT for essential work and healthcare reasons only. You will not need an exemption as you are covered by a standing exemption issued by ACT Health. ACT Policing will be undertaking compliance checks across the ACT and you will be expected to provide proof of residential address and the reason you are moving about the ACT community.
|Postcodes||Included cities, townships and areas|
|2618||Wallaroo, areas along the ACT’s north-western edge|
|2620||Queanbeyan, Googong, Karabar, Sutton, Gundaroo|
|2626||Bredbo and Michelago|
If you live outside these postcodes and need to enter the ACT for essential work or healthcare reasons, you will be required to seek an exemption.
Commercial cleaning and urgent repairs
Commercial cleaning and urgent repairs and maintenance can continue.
Non-urgent repairs should be deferred.
In-person meetings will be postponed or moved to Zoom. Your strata or facilities manager will be in contact with you if you have a meeting booked for this week.
Please note: no meetings will be held within our offices until the lockdown is lifted. Additionally, our employees will not be allowed to attend any face-to-face meetings during this lockdown.
We will delay Strata searches, where possible until at least next Friday 20 August 2021. If you have an urgent requirement, please contact us to discuss options.
Masks are compulsory outside your home.
Click here for posters to place at your building.
Support for affected businesses and individuals
There are several schemes in place to provide support. Visit Australia.gov.au for more information.
Book your vaccine appointment and help the ACT move on from Covid by clicking the link below:
Click here to book your vaccine appointment
Your health and well-being
Lockdowns aren’t fun and we all deal with this situation differently.
If you are struggling during this time, don’t do it alone, please reach out to the following free services:
Lifeline (for anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online
Beyond Blue (for support and information about mental health) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online
Kids Helpline (24/7 phone and online chat for young people aged 5-25 years) — call 1800 55 1800