The Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Honourable Nola Marino MP, has extended the declared State of Emergency for the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) for a 30-day period from 18 January 2021, as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By doing this, the JBT community will continue to be protected and supported during this time, with the health and wellbeing of the community the first priority.
As at 20 January 2021, there were no known cases of COVID-19 in the JBT.
The State of Emergency declaration in the JBT under the Jervis Bay Territory Emergency Management Ordinance 2015 provides powers to key members of the JBT Emergency Management Committee, and Emergency Services supporting the JBT, to deal with public health risks associated with COVID-19.
JBT residents should continue to follow Australian Government and state and territory government advice, including on travel restrictions, health, hygiene, physical distancing and self-isolation.
For further information, please see www.health.gov.au or phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
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