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ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as cluster grows at Wanniassa School

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.

There are 5 men and women in medical center with the virus, which include two people in intensive treatment – 1 person requires ventilation.

93.6 for every cent of Canberrans aged 12 and above have now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There are currently 141 energetic circumstances of COVID-19 in the territory.

Cluster grows at Wanniassa Faculty

The junior campus of Wanniassa University in Canberra’s south has been shut thanks to a increasing COVID-19 cluster.

An individual was unknowingly infectious with COVID-19 whilst at the faculty campus or at the out of hrs college care provider from Monday to Friday final week, and on November 2. 

“I can confirm that we have 17 cases linked to the rising cluster at the Wanniassa Faculty junior campus,” ACT Chief Health and fitness Officer Kerryn Coleman explained.

“We also know that we have more than 120 shut contacts from the Wanniassa School junior campus, who are we operating with at the instant.”

Dr Coleman also stated the youngsters afflicted did have COVID-19 symptoms.

“I am aware that the bulk of small children are symptomatic,” she said. 

“So this just isn’t an illustration of in which the the greater part are asymptomatic — so that hits my plea close to getting children tested when they are unwell.”

ACT Wellness suggested anyone who has been on the school’s junior campus since Monday, Oct 25 to get tested and quarantine until they receive a adverse consequence.

ACT Well being also mentioned it was working closely with the Education Directorate to present assist to employees and pupils.

“We know we are not able to hold COVID out of universities. But what we know is that we can reduce the effect as considerably as feasible.”

About the border in NSW, Queanbeyan Public Faculty has also been shut after a member of the school neighborhood tested favourable for COVID-19.

All staff and students have been asked to self-isolate right up until they acquire even more assistance.

The school will continue being closed whilst agreement tracing and cleansing is carried out.

Journey limits relieve but 14-working day vaccination clause stands

On Monday, travel limitations in the ACT eased.

Vaccinated travellers are now permitted to enter the ACT for any rationale.

But unvaccinated travellers coming from large-risk geographical parts are only permitted to enter the ACT for an essential objective.

Among the those regarded “unvaccinated travellers” by the ACT government are folks who have been given their second vaccine dose in a 14-working day window of travelling.

Any individual who has had their second shot within just the earlier fortnight, and who has travelled to a superior-risk area, is subject to remain-at-dwelling orders and tests demands on arrival in the ACT, as for each other unvaccinated individuals.

A nurse pulls up a syringe of COVID-19 vaccine.
People who have obtained their second vaccine dose inside a 14-working day window of travelling are also regarded as unvaccinated by the ACT.(ABC News: Nick Haggarty)

This early morning, Dr Coleman refuted the suggestion that communication about this necessity was unclear.

“If it truly is not [clear on the ACT’s COVID-19 website] we will look at producing guaranteed that it is even clearer.

“I think it is a comparatively modest selection of men and women who are impacted across the complete population.”

By early afternoon, the government’s site was updated to involve a line on the travel tips webpage that states: 

In purchase to be regarded fully vaccinated you have to have been given your last vaccination dose at the very least 14 days before your proposed date of vacation.

All people getting into the ACT from a significant-possibility location have to comprehensive an exemption form — with exemption documentation mechanically permitted for fully vaccinated travellers.

Travellers beneath 12 yrs of age will be requested to comply with the very same needs that implement to their mother and father or guardians dependent on their vaccination standing.

Significant-possibility locations, which at the instant include sections of Victoria and New South Wales, will be outlined on the COVID-19 web page.

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