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31 August 2021

Canberra lockdown – update 31 August

ACT lockdown extended to 17 September

The ACT lockdown will be extended for another 2 weeks, until 11.59pm on Friday, 17 September 17.

Although the lockdown measures have been effective in managing the outbreak, the number of cases being notified every day, including the number that are in the community for part of their infectious period, means there continues to be an important risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community.

Read the full statement on the extension here.

A number of restrictions will be eased from 5pm on Thursday, 2 September. Visit for all the details.

Canberra COVID-19 case numbers

There have been 13 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT to 8pm yesterday. Four were in quarantine during their infectious period, 8 were in the community for part of their infectious period and 1 is still being assessed.

There are now 32 cases that have recovered during this outbreak, which means there are 242 active cases associated with this outbreak.

There are 13 patients in ACT hospitals, including 3 receiving intensive care support with 1 requiring ventilation.

Canberra exposure locations 

We have 210 active exposure locations listed. Please keep an eye on the website.

As of 9am this morning, there are over 700 people who have self-identified as close contacts of ACT outbreaks.

Canberra COVID-19 testing 

Over 3,000 tests were collected across both Government and Capital Pathology sites, and 3,093 negative tests were returned.