COVID-19 - Update for Jervis Bay Territory - lockdown in the Australian Capital Territory

Relevant: Jervis Bay Territory residents and visitors

Topic: Public Health Order for Jervis Bay Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has entered a seven-day lockdown from 5pm today, 12 August 2021, after identification of a positive COVID-19 case in the community.

To protect the health and wellbeing of the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) community, the Australian Government has issued a new Public Health Direction to restrict people who have been in the ACT from entering the JBT.

Starting from today, 12 August 2021, JBT residents who have been in the ACT from 5pm must quarantine for 14 days on returning home. Non-residents who have been in the ACT will not be able to enter the JBT.

JBT is not automatically in lockdown as a result of the lockdown being declared in the ACT. Travel between the JBT and the Shoalhaven local government area is unaffected by the current ACT lockdown.

All JBT residents must continue to follow the Emergency Public Health Directions which are now in place for the JBT and which align with broader NSW Public Health Orders for regional New South Wales.

Restrictions applying to Booderee National Park are matters for Parks Australia.

JBT residents and visitors are reminded of the importance of keeping up-to-date with current restrictions, practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene, staying home if unwell and getting testing if you have COVID symptoms.

Further information on current directions and other COVID-19 response information for the JBT can be found at