Adelaide cluster may put brake on ACT Christmas easing

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FUTURE easing of restrictions in the ACT are being jeopardised by the covid cluster outbreak in Adelaide over recent days.

ACT chief health officer Kerryn Coleman. Photo: Holly Treadaway

“Unfortunately, with the South Australian situation evolving so quickly we just need to take a little more time to consider what that means for us and how that reflects in our restrictions moving forward,” ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman told a press conference this morning. 

She said that while the plan was still aiming for a safe and open Australia over Christmas, as the situation in SA continued to unfold, the roadmap for any future ease of restriction would change.

“What it does mean is we might not be able to open up as much as we would like to make sure we can manage an initial outbreak,” she said. 

“We have to work out what level of community restrictions will allow us to live in a covid-safe normal moving forward and still be able to adequately respond and dampen outbreaks when they occur.”

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