Three new cases of COVID-19 linked to the Omicron variant have been detected in the ACT.
It takes the number of Omicron cases in the national capital to five.
Of the new cases, two are household close contacts, while the third is a casual contact.
The new Omicron infections were first identified as being a positive case several days ago, but genomic testing had only just been completed confirming they were linked to the new variant.
It comes as three additional cases were detected in Canberra in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, but none of those infections were linked to Omicron.
The daily case number is one of the lowest single-day figures in the ACT since Canberra was forced into lockdown in August.
Vaccination rates in the ACT have climbed to 98.1 per cent of people 12 and over in the capital being fully vaccinated.
There are five patients in hospital, with three of them in intensive care and one on a ventilator.
Despite the arrival of Omicron in the ACT, Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said the territory government was not looking to immediately implement further restrictions
However, a return to masks for indoor settings may be considered.
"We are putting on hold consideration for the further easing of restrictions," Ms Stephen-Smith told ABC Radio on Tuesday.
"We might move to (indoor mask wearing) but no decision has been made on that."
However, due to Omicron, close contacts and household contacts will still need to undergo 14 days of quarantine regardless of their vaccination status.
"It's about taking a precautionary approach, where there's so much uncertainty and making sure we're continuing to protect the community," Ms Stephen-Smith said.
"There is a lot we don't know about the rate of transmission, which seems higher than Delta, and we don't know what the severity of illness is likely to be, but it appears to be relatively mild."
There are 85 active cases in the Canberra community.
Ms Stephen-Smith said there had been a surge in testing in Canberra's north as a result of the Omicron exposure sites.
There were 1149 negative tests conducted in the past day.
Australian Associated Press
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