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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2020 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 18 June 2020) . . Page.. 1308 ..

remain in quarantine for 14 days, until 23 June 2020, and have been provided support from ACT government staff throughout.

To ensure the health and safety of passengers and the community, on day 11 all passengers will be offered the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic. Children under two years of age will not be tested. On the final day ACT Health staff will conduct a final onsite health screening and provide clearance letters. Guests will then be permitted to return home at their own expense.

The ACT government undertook extensive planning for the repatriation flight and worked closely with ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Policing, Transport Canberra and City Services, Canberra Airport and the Australian Border Force. I again commend all the staff and agencies that were involved in this operation. I again recognise the incredible commitment and expertise of our health services staff. These dedicated individuals have been protecting the community and ensuring that we are in the position we are now. I particularly highlight the work of Dr Kerryn Coleman, who continues to ensure that we are best placed to protect the health and safety of Canberrans first with her expert advice and analysis. We are well placed but must remain vigilant to ensure that the progress we have made so far is not lost, that we do not need to go back to tighter restrictions and can continue to implement our plan for Canberra’s recovery.

I present the following papers:

Status of the public health emergency due to COVID-19—Chief Health Officer Report—15 June 2020, dated 18 June 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ACT Government response—Ministerial statement, 18 June 2020.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (No 2)

Mr Ramsay, by leave, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events, Minister for Building Quality Improvement, Minister for Business and Regulatory Services and Minister for Seniors and Veterans) (11.04): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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