Lock down protocaol for Birders

To: Peter Higgins <>
Subject: Lock down protocaol for Birders
From: Sue Lashko via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:08:24 +0000
I think the ACT Govt website is quite clear (see below), even if the chances of transmitting or contracting Covid are low when you are outdoors.  

Essential reasons you can leave your home during this lockdown include:

  • to buy essential groceries and medicine
  • to access essential healthcare including in-home care
  • for essential work
  • to exercise outdoors for two hours per day in your region 
  • to get a COVID-19 test
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

On Sat, 18 Sept 2021 at 11:44, Peter Higgins <> wrote:
The rule is a little vague.  The exercise/recreation outdoors for two hours in your region appears to be a “SHOULD” not a “MUST”.

You can gather in groups of up to 5 for a duration of up to 2 hours for recreational purposes;  No locational “restriction" applies.  

The ACT Government has simply suggested that you SHOULD keep to your region for the benefit of the community and to restrict any potential spread.

In the case of a rare bird identified in a location outside your region, then you are not breaking any rules and I feel that you need to see it particularly if you are travelling there in your own car, and you are outside and not mixing it with other people (though you can in a group of up to 5 strangers).


Peter Higgins

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