The public health emergency has been extended in the territory for another 90 days following advice from the ACT Chief Health Officer, Kerryn Coleman.
A decision was made based on the perceived risk that COVID-19 continues to pose to the community, ACT Health advised on Tuesday.
Following the decision, Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith will retain increased power to give direction and take action to "protect the health and safety of Canberrans", a government statement said.
Enacted for the first time in the territory's history in March 2020, the original announcement came with the warning from Chief Minister Andrew Barr that it could remain in place for months.
More than 14 months on, an ACT Health spokeswoman has advised that while the ACT remains in a good position in stopping the spread of coronavirus, it is likely cases and clusters will continue across the country.
The statement warned against complacency as restrictions eased and more people began travelling.
The spokeswoman said the ACT government's continued aim was to ensure as many people could get vaccinated as quickly as possible.
"As more Canberrans become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, our focus will be on increasing capacity and improving operations for the vaccine roll out.
"The ACT government will continue to work with the Commonwealth government and other healthcare providers to ensure we can deliver a safe, effective and accessible COVID-19 vaccine program in the ACT."
ACT Health used Tuesday's announcement to remind Canberrans to remain diligent in practising Covid-safe behaviours and what the health emergency meant.
"Keep your physical distance where possible, practice good hand hygiene, stay home if you are unwell and get tested for any COVID-19 symptoms," the statement said.
"Extending the public health emergency declaration ensures the Chief Health Officer can continue to take action in response to potential outbreaks."
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