ACT closes border to non-residents from COVID hotspots


There are concerns a number of entry points to the ACT are not being policed, as the territory enters its third day of border closures with COVID-19 hotspots in New South Wales.

The ACT government announced on the weekend it would be effectively closing its border to non-residents who had been in COVID-affected areas.

Thousands of cars have already been stopped on the Federal Highway, but there’s little police presence on the Barton or Kings Highways.

The ACT government says it’s relying on the goodwill of residents and non-residents to do the right thing.

Anyone caught flouting the new rules could face fines of up to 8 thousand dollars.