No new mask mandate for Canberra despite flu risk, says Dr Kerryn Coleman

Lucy Bladen
Lanie Tindale
Updated May 27 2022 - 5:43pm, first published 11:30am

The ACT chief health officer has rejected the reintroduction of a mask mandate, despite high rates of COVID, flu and respiratory illness among Canberrans.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email:

Lanie Tindale

I am a reporter at The Canberra Times, and was previously a trainee. I have covered various topics at the masthead, including courts, federal politics, breaking news, features and opinion. I previously worked in digital news. I am now a general news reporter, with a focus on health.

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