ACT to exit lockdown on 15 October once territory hits vaccine milestone

ACT to exit lockdown on 15 October once territory hits vaccine milestone

A new roadmap unveiled today by the Australian Capital Territory forecasts Canberrans will see lockdown lifted on 15 October when an 80 per cent full vaccination target is due to be met.

In the meantime, lockdown restrictions will continue with some minor alterations from 1 October, allowing up to five people to gather outdoors and two people to visit another household at any one time.

This will be a precursor to the lockdown lifting just over two weeks later,  marking the second stage of a four-part easing of restrictions in the territory.

At that point most venues will reopen with capacity limits, gathering limits at home and outdoors will increase, and school will resume for year 11 and 12 students.

Restrictions will then ease again on 29 October, and all public health measures will align with the National Plan in late-November/early-December 2021.

While the territory is optimistic these targets will be hit, health officials will continue to monitor vaccination rates, health system capacity, case numbers and current trends, and testing rates and turnaround times before easing restrictions.

Click here to view the ACT’s full COVID-19 roadmap.

Updated at 2.24pm AEST on 27 September 2021.

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