Officers will be patrolling Canberra roads and areas near the NSW border this Easter weekend to enforce social distancing measures.
ACT chief police officer Ray Johnson said while there wouldn't be any road blocks or hard border crossings into NSW from the ACT, officers would be out in force.
"We don't have rules so tight on travel restrictions in the ACT but in NSW they're much stronger on that," he told ABC radio on Thursday.
"If you cross into NSW, you need to be clear that you're covered by those health directions and you have a reason to be travelling that's appropriate."
It comes as South Coast police have said they would be targeting drivers with ACT and other interstate licence plates to ensure Canberrans didn't travel to the area and stay at home this Easter to stop the spread of coronavirus.
This Easter will be unlike any other. Resist the temptation to go away for your usual Easter break, or to a mate’s place for a BBQ, and don’t have all the family over for lunch. Only leave your home to buy essentials, need medical care, you’re working, or to exercise. #stayhome— Ray Johnson (@CPOACT) April 8, 2020
Those in NSW who did breach health orders faced fines of several thousand dollars if they were outside their home without a valid reason.
Mr Johnson said officers would be patrolling areas near the Namadgi National Park, which has been closed to the public, along with other outdoor areas.
"We will have teams proactively patrolling. Obviously we can't be at all places at all times, and we encourage the community to minimise their contact with the community," he said.
"No matter how many areas are closed, people can walk around a gate and it's about people's behaviour. We are trying to keep people safe."
While people have been urged to stay at home and not travel this Easter break, double demerits will still be in effect in the ACT until the end of Monday.
Mr Johnson said speeding was still a large issue on Canberra roads.
"We have noticed a spike in speeding. There were two incidents this week where one was 181km/h in an 80 zone and the other was 160km/h in a 60km/h zone. These are significant speeds," he said.
"While we have seen a reduction in motor vehicle accidents, which is understandable, there has been an increase in noise complaints, which is linked to community concern for social distancing."
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