Jervis Bay Territory is closed to all non-residents until April 23 under emergency measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.
People must stay away from the territory or risk fines of up to $10,500.
Those in Jervis Bay Territory must not leave their home and move about the territory unless they have a reasonable excuse.
A reasonable excuse for being outside your home includes:
- work, if work cannot be done from home
- Accessing medical services
- buying food and goods and services for personal needs, including medicines
- Providing care and assistance to a vulnerable person for compassionate reasons.
A state of emergency was declared for the territory from March 25 to April 23. The new restrictions came into effect after Australian Federal Police and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Communications signed and issued the Jervis Bay Territory (Coronavirus Emergency Direction).
Jervis Bay Territory residents should follow Australian government and state and territory government advice, including on travel restrictions, health, hygiene, social distancing and self-isolation.
- For information on COVID-19, please go to the federal Health Department's website.
- You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
- If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000)
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