Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Coronavirus response—Jervis Bay Territory Public Health Emergency Declaration

On 22 April, a Public Health Emergency Declaration was made for the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT).

A Public Health Emergency Direction was issued under this Declaration. The Direction will assist Emergency Services and other local authorities supporting the JBT to manage the spread of COVID-19, with the health and wellbeing of the JBT community being the first priority.

This Direction will continue until the Public Health Emergency Declaration ends, unless it is revoked earlier.

This Direction operates alongside the new State of Emergency Declaration in the JBT, as made by the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Honourable Nola Marino MP, and extends the State of Emergency for a further 30-day period.

Social distancing is an important measure to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect the elderly and vulnerable members of our community. People must not leave their place of residence, without a reasonable reason.

When a person must leave their residence, they must not participate in a gathering in a public place of more than two people.

A person must not intentionally spit at or cough on a public official or other worker.

Pubs, licensed clubs and hotels (excluding accommodation), places of worship, gyms, indoor sporting venues, cinemas, and casinos must remain closed. Takeaway only restaurants and cafes, Supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

These restrictions in JBT are in line with the restrictions in place in neighbouring NSW.

Local police will enforce all restrictions as needed, so please do the right thing.

For further information, see www.health.gov.au or phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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