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Confirmed measles case notified in Canberra

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman has advised the Canberra community of a confirmed case of measles in the ACT.

Danger – death caps! Don’t pick mushrooms

Canberrans should not pick and eat wild mushrooms. Death cap mushrooms have been seen growing around the ACT.  

Health alert: Measles case in Canberra

A case of measles has been confirmed in the ACT. Be aware of measles exposure sites and monitor for symptoms. “Measles is a serious disease, and is highly contagious among people who are...

Lockdown protected ACT community, says Chief Health Officer

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman looks back on how the 2021 lockdown limited the spread of COVID-19, but warns the virus hasn't gone.

Public Health Emergency Declaration extended to September

The Public Health Emergency Declaration has been extended until 1.11pm on 30 September to reduce the threats to public health from COVID-19.

Public Health Alert: Monkeypox in Australia

Two confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in Australia. Currently no cases have been reported in the ACT.

ACT to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health workers, teachers

The ACT government will drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health workers and teachers from late next week.

Canberra death cap mushroom alert after child hospitalised

A young child has been hospitalised in the ACT after eating a dangerous wild mushroom.

Don’t throw away your face mask just yet

From Friday evening, Canberrans will no longer have to wear face masks in most places - but don’t throw away your mask just yet.

ACT overhauls COVID-19 contact definition and isolation requirements

The ACT will overhaul its COVID-19 contact definition and isolation requirements as case numbers remain high but hospitalisations steady.

Canberra Airport mass vaccination clinic to reopen

Chief Minister Andrew Barr said an additional mass-vaccination clinic will be set up from late January to deal with large numbers of booster shots and child vaccines.

COVID restrictions will ease two weeks earlier

Chief Minister Andrew Barr was jubilant as he announced Canberra’s COVID restrictions would ease on Friday, two weeks earlier than expected.