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Gatherings and work – Australian Capital Territory

Updated on 15 October 2021, at 08:40 AET


The ACT is no longer in lockdown.

No more than 5 people can visit a home at any one time. Children under 12 years are not included in this limit.

No more than 25 people can gather outdoors. Organised events and mass gatherings are not permitted to take place.


Employers must continue to allow staff to work from home if practical.

People can gradually return to their workplace in accordance with the ACT’s public health direction.

Mandatory face masks

If you’re aged 12 years or over, whenever you leave your home, you must wear a mask.

To learn about the face-mask rules that apply to you, see ‘Face masks — Australian Capital Territory' in the Restriction Checker.

For more information about restrictions in the ACT, visit You can also call the COVID-19 helpline for Canberrans on (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily.

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