Christmas quarantine in Canberra a chance under steadfast COVID Omicron isolation rules

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated December 10 2021 - 7:11am, first published 5:30am
ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Canberrans who are exposed to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Saturday will spend Christmas Day in quarantine, with health authorities unlikely to reduce the isolation requirements for the new variant.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.