Exemptions for crossing into the ACT

NSW Health have made changes into the way that locals who need to travel too and from the Australian Capital Territory are able to enter and return to NSW on Monday night.

The changes have been made to make it easier for locals who may work in the ACT or need to travel to the Capital for medical reasons.

"An exemption has been made to the public health order tonight (Monday) to make life easier for NSW residents who enter the ACT for work or medical care," a NSW Health spokesperson said.

"NSW residents who have been in the ACT for work, to receive medical care, or to accompany someone receiving treatment will now no longer have to complete a declaration or follow stay at home rules after they return to NSW."

However, locals should be aware that there are still strict rules to follow for those who have not been in the territory for the proposed reasons.

"Everyone else entering NSW after being in the ACT will need to complete a declaration and follow the stay at home rules," the spokesperson said.

NSW Health have said that the easing of the exemptions does not mean locals should be complacent, urging them to get tested and most importantly to get vaccinated.

"We urge people throughout NSW to continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms," the spokesperson said.

"High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community."

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