26 September 2023

Policeman’s lot happy – for the moment

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ACT Police have praised Canberrans for their compliance with Health Directions and urged the community to stay vigilant as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Chief Police Officer Ray Johnson said it was important for people to be alert and take personal responsibility for how they interact with one another.

“We are now moving into the next phase of our response, helping the community adjust to restrictions eased by the ACT Government,” Chief Police Officer Johnson said.

“In the beginning, there were a lot of changes, and unfortunately we’re at that point again,” he said.

“There will be a lot more information coming, and for many activities there is still going to be limitations before Canberra is fully up and running.”

Chief Police Officer Johnson said the ACT Police’s “inform and educate” approach would continue over the coming weeks.

He said the vast majority of COVID-19 incidents police attended were genuine misunderstandings of what was and was not permitted.

“My message to Canberra as restrictions change is please make yourself aware of what the rules are, and only venture out if you have to,” he said.

“Your continued compliance with the Health Directions has saved lives, please keep it up,” Chief Police Officer Johnson said.

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