COVID-19 Statement by Presiding Officers regarding on-going APH access 26 November

House of Representatives

Following consultations between the Presiding Officers, parliamentary departments and relevant health officials, the operations of Australian Parliament House (APH) will be as they were during the last sitting week. COVID-19 Statement by the Presiding Officers regarding on-going APH access – Parliament of Australia – 3 Nov 2020


While the wearing of face masks is not mandatory in the ACT, it is strongly recommended in those areas of the building where people circulate and where physical distancing is not possible, particularly by those at increased risk of COVID-19. Face mask kits will be available at building entrances and the level 1 cloak room.

Conduct of parliamentarians and essential staff travelling from interstate

At all times Senators, Members and staff should follow the advice of health authorities regarding the need to seek medical advice and treatment. Up-to-date official information is available at ACT Health.

Please do not travel to Canberra if you are unwell.

All travellers should check the ACT Health website regarding restrictions on those who have visited designated areas. ACT travel advice can be found here. Compliance with these requirements is compulsory and all travellers should check for up-to-date information regularly.

Senators, Members and staff travelling from South Australia must complete an online declaration prior to entering the ACT. All non-essential travel between the ACT and South Australia is discouraged at this time.

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