Police turned 12 cars back at the ACT border on Friday, but the ACT's chief police officer says overall compliance has been excellent.
Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan thanked Canberrans for following the health directions, which were introduced after the ACT entered a seven-day lockdown.
Deputy Commissioner Gaughan said officers spoke to people in 360 cars on Friday and turned 12 away.
"We're going to do some work with NSW police in coming days on entries and exits into the territory, in a combined effort, and to make sure that compliance rate improves," Deputy Commissioner Gaughan said.
NSW and ACT police worked together on the border between Canberra and Queanbeyan on Saturday to monitor compliance.
Earlier in the week, seven people were turned around at the border after they attempted to enter the ACT on Tuesday, a number which police described at the time as "a little worrying".
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Deputy Commissioner Gaughan on Friday said it was a "pretty fluid environment" and police would continue to educate and inform people in the first instance.
Police officers would also continue with an "anywhere, anytime approach" to border enforcement.
"People will see a fair amount of activity on the border, with both of us [NSW and ACT police] working together early next week, to ensure compliance," Deputy Commissioner Gaughan said.
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