By now you would have seen the news that as of 5pm this afternoon, the ACT will go into a snap lockdown for a period of 7 days.

While it has been over 400 days since COVID-19 has been present in the Canberra community we must now take these necessary steps to protect the vulnerable in the ACT.

Detailed information about the lockdown and restrictions is available here.

We have, through previous COVID-19 restrictions, worked with employers to develop workplace responses that keep you and the community safe. We will do so again and expect employers to facilitate flexibility for employees and workplace health and safety changes where necessary.

If you have any concerns about arrangements in your workplace, please get in touch.

As the situation is changing quickly, please continue to monitor the ACT Government COVID-19 website for the latest advice and updates to exposure sites.

We know that we can get through this together – and your union is here for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or advice. Our Member Service Centre is open 8am – 8pm AEST Monday – Friday. Call 1300 137 636 or email [email protected].

Yours in solidarity,

Maddy Northam, Regional Secretary