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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4167 ..


(3) The relevant Executive Branch Manager within the OCHO who identified the error prepared the amended Direction, which was subsequently reviewed by the Legal Policy Advisor within OCHO.

(4) The changes made to the Direction included:

Minor changes to correct typographical errors, paragraph references and minor omissions of words;

amendment to the definition of a COVID-19 Place of Concern for clarity;

amendment to the definition of fully vaccinated from ‘seven days’ to ‘fourteen days’;

amendment to the definition of a medical contraindication certificate; and

Amendment to the wording requiring a fully vaccinated close contact to be tested on day 6 in order to be released on day 7 on return of a negative result.

All Public Health Directions can be found on the ACT Legislation Register.

(5) The Chief Health Officer was briefed by the relevant Executive Branch Manager within the OCHO on the proposed amendments to the Direction prior to the CHO endorsing and signing the Direction. The signed Direction commenced at 2pm on 3 November 2021.

(6) 12 travellers were identified as having received stay at home conditions when 7 days (or more) post their second dose vaccination. Of these travellers:

i. One traveller had their stay at home conditions revoked, following an earlier request for review, as they had travelled on day 14 post their second dose.

ii. Five travellers had entered the ACT for a single day entry only and had already left the ACT after the error was identified.

iii. Six travellers were contacted by phone on 4 November 2021 and the error in the definition of fully vaccinated was explained to them. The majority of these six travellers were aware of the stay at home requirements, having read the correct definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ that had been included on the online exemption form. These travellers did not express any concerns when contacted. The option for travellers to seek a review of conditions was provided to them, however no review requests were received by the exemptions team.


Parks and reserves—Umbagong District Park(Question No 528)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) Has the Government announced the replacement of three footbridges in Umbagong District Park; if so, will there be a period of public consultation so residents can voice their opinions on the replacement bridges.

(2) How does the Government intend to inform residents who likely use Umbagong District Park about this consultation.


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